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Title

Portrayals of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in the Media: Stigma and Perceived Humor

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Keywords

Obsessive-compulsive disorder; Mental illness in mass media;

Abstract

This presentation provides a review of the existing literature on mental illness stigma and the media. Specifically, the detrimental effects of mental illness stigma, the media’s influence on mental illness stigma, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) media portrayals are explored. Future research investigating the media’s impact on OCD stigma is recommended.

Start Date

6-4-2016 12:00 PM

End Date

6-4-2016 1:45 PM

Faculty Advisor

Elizabeth Lefler

Department

Department of Psychology

Comments

Location: Maucker Union Ballroom

Embargo Date

4-6-2016

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Apr 6th, 12:00 PM Apr 6th, 1:45 PM

Portrayals of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in the Media: Stigma and Perceived Humor

This presentation provides a review of the existing literature on mental illness stigma and the media. Specifically, the detrimental effects of mental illness stigma, the media’s influence on mental illness stigma, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) media portrayals are explored. Future research investigating the media’s impact on OCD stigma is recommended.