With the arrival of spring comes many new movie releases. Personally, I am waiting to see the Dark Shadows movie starring Johnny Depp, which will be out in May. I loved the original Dark Shadows TV soap that aired in the ‘60’s and have most of the DVD’s. I am hoping that Johnny Depp will make a great Barnabas, but to me, no one can be Barnabas except for Jonathan Frid, the original. This may not be the best choice of movies for a person with OCD who has fears of ghosts or vampires though, but I have a feeling this new remake was made to be more amusing than scary
With movies in mind, I was thinking about how movies can greatly affect people with mental disorders. Then I received an e-mail from Liz Nutt, a writer for insurancequotes.org who sent me this interesting article, 10 Movies for hypochondriacs. Many people with OCD also can have issues with hypochondria, which is obsessive thoughts of illness or of becoming ill. Hypochondria can render a person immobile and unable to function and keep them in a frightening and extremely unpleasant state of mind. These movies can certainly do that!.
After reading this I was creeped me out a bit. Dark Shadows is looking better and better!
"Although serious hypochondria should be treated by a psychology professional rather than derisive laughter, some of the milder cases can stand a bit of light ribbing. Just like (almost) anything else, really. So when that special friend or family member always crushed beneath the disease du jour stops on over for movie night, the following selections provide epic entertainment far, far beyond the LCD screen's warm, cozy glow. But when he and/or she spends the next morning stirring up an epic ER embarrassment just KNOWING those stomach pains signify the deadly Motaba virus, know that revenge will come unexpectedly sweeping down on swift and dreadful wings. Like a thief in the night, such vengeance.