Teaching Psychopathology in a Galaxy Far, Far Away: The Light Side of the Force

@article{Friedman2015TeachingPI,
  title={Teaching Psychopathology in a Galaxy Far, Far Away: The Light Side of the Force},
  author={Susan Hatters Friedman and Ryan C. W. Hall},
  journal={Academic Psychiatry},
  year={2015},
  volume={39},
  pages={719-725}
}
Star Wars films are among the top box office hits of all time. The films have been popular internationally for almost 40 years. As such, both trainees and attending psychiatrists are likely to be aware of them. This article highlights a vast array of psychopathology in Star Wars films which can be useful in teaching, even when the characters are considered the “good guys”. Included are as follows: histrionic, obsessive-compulsive, and dependent personality traits, perinatal psychiatric… Expand
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