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Narrative representation of depression, ASD, and ASPD in «Atypical», «My mad fat diary» and «The end of the f***ing world»

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dc.contributor.author Lopera-Mármol, Marta
dc.contributor.author Jiménez-Morales, Manel
dc.contributor.author Jiménez Morales, Mònika
dc.date.accessioned 2023-03-21T07:07:55Z
dc.date.available 2023-03-21T07:07:55Z
dc.date.issued 2023
dc.identifier.citation Lopera-Mármol M, Jiménez-Morales M, Jiménez-Morales M. Narrative representation of depression, ASD, and ASPD in «Atypical», «My mad fat diary» and «The end of the f***ing world». Communication & Society. 2023 Jan 11;36(1):17-34. DOI: 10.15581/003.36.1.17-34
dc.identifier.issn 0214-0039
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/56295
dc.description L'article (Representación narrativa de la depresión, el TPA y el TEA en Atypical, My mad fat diary y The end of the f***ing world) també està disponible en castellà.
dc.description.abstract Television series act as one of the primary sources of information on mental and neurological disorders. However, research on the accurate representation of mental disorders and clinical reality still lacks, especially since it requires an interdisciplinary approach with higher complexity. This article analyses the narrative depiction of depression, autism without intellectual disability, and antisocial personality disorder in three case studies: Atypical (Netflix, 2017-present), My Mad Fat Diary (E4, 2013-2015), and The End of The F***ing World (E4 & Netflix, 2017-2019). The aim is to identify which stereotypes are still predominant on-screen and determine whether they are reliable with their clinical reality. Hence, the authors propose a narrative content analysis based on the medication, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) and Stahl’s Essential Pharmacology Guide. The authors applied a methodology based on the standard analysis measurement of different case studies under a unified pattern for mental disorders’ intrinsic socio-economic and gender aspects. The results showed that TV series try to opt for better representations, but many still perpetuate misconceptions and misrepresentations due to a tension between showing realistic, educational values (edutainment) and opting for a gripping audio-visual and narrative drama. In conclusion, diverse realities are hardly achieved. Moreover, TV series criticise how the anger is placed on oneself instead of the system.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Universidad de Navarra
dc.relation.ispartof Communication & Society. 2023 Jan 11;36(1):17-34
dc.rights Communication & Society is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0.
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.title Narrative representation of depression, ASD, and ASPD in «Atypical», «My mad fat diary» and «The end of the f***ing world»
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.15581/003.36.1.17-34
dc.subject.keyword TV series
dc.subject.keyword Mental disorders
dc.subject.keyword Representation
dc.subject.keyword Depression
dc.subject.keyword Autism
dc.subject.keyword Antisocial personality disorder
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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