Welcome to our webpage dedicated to the works of writer-director M. Night Shyamalan and the role his films play in teaching the topic of psychiatry. At Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, we’ve created a course within our REDRUMTM (Reviewing Mental Disorders with a Reverent Understanding of the Macabre) curriculum that teaches psychopathology through selected films of M. Night Shyamalan. Click on a movie below for an overview of its synopsis and how the plot can be transformed into a fictional case of mental illness.
|Scarlet Knight Shyamalan|
|The Sixth Sense||1999||Somatic Symptom Disorders|
|The Village||2004||Mood Disorders|
|The Visit||2008||Delirium and Dementia1|
|1. Renamed Major Neurocognitive Disorder|
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