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ARE PSYCHIATRISTS DEMONISED IN FICTION?

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Release Date: 09/02/2014

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ARE PSYCHIATRISTS DEMONISED IN FICTION? Raj Persaud in conversation with Jacqueline Hopson - literary scholar investigating portrayal of psychiatrists in fiction

Jacqueling Hopson is a PhD student at the University of Sheffield and has just published a paper on the demonization of psychiatrists in fiction in The Psychiatric Bulletin - Raj Persaud discusses with her why her research leads her to believe that psychiatry is treated badly by novelists.

If you are viewing this podcast from inside the free mobile phone app 'Raj Persaud in Conversation' you can click on the 'gift box' icon which might be on the top right hand corner of your screen to download bonus content - the original paper by Jacqueline Hopson published in 'The Psychiatrist' entitled 'The demonisation of psychiatrists in fiction (and why real psychiatrists might want to do something about it)' You can also find this bonus content in the initial main menu screen that comes up when you open the app on the top right hand corner of the screen under a menu icon that reveals 'extras' - click on extras to see the bonus content.