CINEMATIC NEUROSIS FOLLOWING “THE EXORCIST” Report of Four Cases

@article{Bozzuto1975CINEMATICNF,
  title={CINEMATIC NEUROSIS FOLLOWING “THE EXORCIST” Report of Four Cases},
  author={J. Bozzuto},
  journal={THE JOURNAL OF NERVOUS AND MENTAL DISEASE},
  year={1975},
  volume={161},
  pages={43–48}
}
  • J. Bozzuto
  • Published 1975
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • THE JOURNAL OF NERVOUS AND MENTAL DISEASE
Following the distribution and release of the movie. “The Exorcist,” much publicity concerning the psychiatric hazards of the film was reported. Numerous cases of traumatic neurosis and even psychosis were supposedly noted. This report confirms the hypothesis that traumatic “cinema neurosis” can be precipitated by viewing the movie in previously unidentified psychiatric patients. The paper will examine an early reported case by Freud, investigate some underlying psychological principles in the… Expand
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