Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in the Media

  title={Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in the Media},
  author={Dana Fennell and Michael Boyd},
  journal={Deviant Behavior},
  pages={669 - 686}
Scholars have long been concerned that mass media depictions of those with mental disorders foster stigma. Research is needed extricating how particular disorders are represented and perceived, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). This article examines what images of obsessions and compulsions exist in the media, and how persons interpret these. It employs two methods: qualitative in-depth interviews and content analysis. Data indicate the media represents obsessions and compulsions in… Expand
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