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Are Psychiatric Issues Side Effects of Civilizing?

An entertaining movie with unpredictable twists, Side Effects (Soderbergh, 2013) had me thinking. This movie about psychiatry and psychiatric issues certainly represents our times, when so many people take medications. It came to mind, then, what others have proposed—that some of our difficulties may be unintended consequences of introducing new ...
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In Texas, Is a Rose Still a Rose?

In Texas, people usually like to call a spade a spade. But, is a rose still a rose? You may have heard on the news about a California man who was put under 72-hour psychiatric observation when it was found he owned 100 guns and allegedly had 100,000 rounds of ...
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Side Effects: In America, a Pill for Every Malady

The story in Side Effects reveals differences between Great Britain and America in attitudes toward medicine. In America, we want a pill for everything: a pill to lose weight, a pill to ease anxiety, a pill to focus, a pill to sleep, a pill to lower cholesterol, a pill to ...
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Following Soderbergh Since Retirement

In the year 2013, after releasing the movie Side Effects, Steven Soderbergh decided that directing movies was not fun anymore and announced his retirement. Since Side Effects was to be his last theatrical film, all the actors in that cast felt honored to be included in his last big fling ...
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American Graffiti: How Time Flies When You’re Cruising

Years before George Lucas created a galaxy far, far away, where Jedi wield light sabers against the "Dark Side," he directed a low-budget film called American Graffiti (1973) that defied low expectations and exploded with profitable success. This coming-of-age film is about teenagers marching into adulthood in the summer of ...
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