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Aphasia: Struggling for Understanding
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produced by Pat Softly, fl. 2009, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 14 mins
What if your ability to speak or understand speech was taken away with no warning and you struggled to find words that just won't come? This is what happens to people with aphasia, which occurs when the language centers of the brain are damaged by stroke or brain injury. While it affects more than one million Amer...
produced by Pat Softly, fl. 2009, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 14 mins
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Beyond the Borderline
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written by John Peter Spellos; produced by John Peter Spellos, Olive Tree Productions, Inc. (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 1 hour 13 mins
This documentary revisits five women suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder. We met them last six years ago in an earlier film (Borderline Syndrome: A Personality Disorder of Our Time) about this controversial diagnosis. While the first film concentrated on clinical issues, this new production allows us to...
written by John Peter Spellos; produced by John Peter Spellos, Olive Tree Productions, Inc. (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 1 hour 13 mins
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Blind Spot
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directed by Vanessa C. Laufer; produced by Boja Vasic (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1989), 44 mins
Vanessa enjoyed a loving, secure family life until the age of twelve when her sixteen-year-old sister began having schizophrenic episodes. From that moment on, life in the family was fraught with concern and anxiety for the mysterious, unpredictable and frightening behavior of her adored sibling. In Blind Spot, Va...
directed by Vanessa C. Laufer; produced by Boja Vasic (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1989), 44 mins
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The Child That You Do Have
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written by Helga-Liz Haberfellner, fl. 1995; produced by Sightell Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 50 mins
The origins of autism has puzzled scientists, just as the disorder itself has frustrated parents. This revealing documentary takes us to the Listening Centre in Toronto, where therapist Paul Madaule has made remarkable strides in helping children and parents cope with the disorder. He seeks to moderate the warring...
written by Helga-Liz Haberfellner, fl. 1995; produced by Sightell Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 50 mins
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Deception: Munchausen's Disorder
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produced by Nicholas Kent (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 51 mins
People afflicted with Munchausen's disorder invent illnesses in order to be admitted to a hospital. They repeatedly turn up in emergency rooms, claiming to be in acute distress and falsifying their medical histories. So convincing is their deception that they may even be operated on needlessly. This powerful docum...
produced by Nicholas Kent (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 51 mins
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John's Not Mad: Tourette Syndrome
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produced by Valerie Kaye (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 30 mins
Here is a powerful documentary portrait of John, an adolescent who suffers from a severe case of Tourette Syndrome. This neurological disorder causes him to make involuntary sounds, including a constant stream of profanity. He feels these words and sounds are forced out of him, beyond his ability to exercise contr...
produced by Valerie Kaye (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 30 mins
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Leslie: A Portrait of Schizophrenia
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produced by Chiz Schultz, fl. 1962-2015 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 1 hour 34 mins
This is a portrait of a remarkable young black man suffering from paranoid schizophrenia. Hearing voices and hallucinating as a child, abandoned by his parents in his teens, twenty-one-year-old Leslie obeyed voices telling him to jump from a fifth floor apartment window. Leslie himself conceived and developed this...
produced by Chiz Schultz, fl. 1962-2015 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 1 hour 34 mins
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Living the Roller-Coaster
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written by Jonathan Goodman Levitt, fl. 2003; directed by Jonathan Goodman Levitt, fl. 2003; produced by Jonathan Goodman Levitt, fl. 2003 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 15 mins
Living the Roller-Coaster explores the experiences of two young women attending Stanford University who were diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Through their voices and those of family and friends, the documentary describes mania and depression as well as their common interpersonal ramifications. Among details provi...
written by Jonathan Goodman Levitt, fl. 2003; directed by Jonathan Goodman Levitt, fl. 2003; produced by Jonathan Goodman Levitt, fl. 2003 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 15 mins
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Manic
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with David Dawson; produced by Amanda Enright, fl. 1991, Fleeting Glimpse Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1995), 58 mins
Manic is a dramatized case study about the devastating illness known as manic depression and the chaos it can visit upon the lives of all those touched by it. Co-written by psychiatrist Dr. David Dawson, and superbly acted, the trauma of manic depression comes movingly to life. Alan, a university professor, devote...
with David Dawson; produced by Amanda Enright, fl. 1991, Fleeting Glimpse Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1995), 58 mins
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o.com: Cybersex Addiction
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written by Melanie Wood; directed by Melanie Wood (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 48 mins
This startling documentary reveals how the internet contributes to alienation, especially in the area of human sexuality. In North America alone, more than 8 million people pursue sex online at least 11 hours a week. The internet has actually removed touch and human contact from sex. This film profiles people who...
written by Melanie Wood; directed by Melanie Wood (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 48 mins
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