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Pharmacy Students Publish Medical Review of Movie

Two Belmont Pharmacy students were recently published in Mental Health Clinician, a monthly publication of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP).  CPNP is a professional society of pharmacists practicing in the psychiatry and neurology specialties.

PharmD students Eury Park and Savannah Arnold, under the guidance of Pharmacy Assistant Professor Michael McGuire, provided a review of how mental illness and medications used to treat it were depicted in the movie, Silver Linings Playbook, which has received numerous film awards including Academy Awards.

In the review, Park and Arnold conclude that while elements of the film are accurate and touch “on the stigma associated with mental illness,” they could not recommend it “for educational or therapeutic purposes.”

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