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        Fictional Characters with Real Mental Illness: A Recipe for Better Books, Screenplays, Performances & Films

        Fictional Characters with Real Mental Illness: A Recipe for Better Books, Screenplays, Performances & Films

        Some of the most interesting characters in our favorite books, plays, and movies suffer from real world mental illnesses like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Dissociative Identity Disorder.

        This guide provides an overview of all these mental illnesses along with relevant links that review the symptoms the illnesses cause. It associates characters we all know with those illnesses so you can see, from a fictional perspective, that mentally ill characters are terrifying, inspiring, thought provoking, and unforgettable. 

        It also provides statistics which reveal why these characters have the capacity to "go big" and why stories about them are meaningful and relevant to so many of us.

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        If you're looking for new ways to create better characters, you'll find this guide swiftly gives you new insight, information, and resources you can put to immediate use. 

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