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Medical Students Use 'Seinfeld' Characters to Study Psychiatry

by Bidita Debnath on  January 6, 2015 at 12:07 AM Research News   - G J E 4
Recently, a psychiatry professor used American TV sitcom 'Seinfeld' characters to identify and discuss psychiatric disorders.
 Medical Students Use 'Seinfeld' Characters to Study Psychiatry
Medical Students Use 'Seinfeld' Characters to Study Psychiatry
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According to NJ.com, more than 15 years after the final episode, 'Seinfeld' is the basis for "Psy-feld," a teaching tool designed to help medical students study psychiatry.

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Every Monday and Thursday, third- and fourth-year medical students in the hospital's psychiatric rotation are assigned to watch the 6 p.m. episode the show on TBS. They begin rounds the following morning by discussing what psychopathology was demonstrated on the episode.

Third-year student Marlene Wang said that George demonstrates signs of narcissism as he neglects his own girlfriend to focus on Jerry's. But fellow third-year student Ryan Townsend wasn't convinced.

Dr. Anthony Tobia, right, department of psychiatry, Robert Wood Johnson Medical Schoo, has also been pitching a course that would involve real-time Twitter discussion as students watch TV's most can't-miss shows live in their own home.

Source: ANI
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