Psychiatrist Breaks Down Mental Health Scenes From Movies & TV | GQ

Psychiatrist Eric Bender breaks down mental health scenes from movies and TV, including 'Joker,' 'The Undoing,' 'BoJack Horseman,' 'Rain Man,' 'As Good as it Gets,' 'Girl Interrupted,' 'Inside Out,' 'Lars and the Real Girl,' 'Silver Linings Playbook' and 'A Beautiful Mind.'

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  1. HanaEleHH


    Před 2 hodinami

    This was a very interesting video. The psychiatrist is such an expert and he is so articulate. Thanks

  2. He-Meme Man

    He-Meme Man

    Před 8 hodinami

    Summation "Overall accurate depictions of rare cases, but I don't like it because it causes stigma or people to feel stigmatized."

  3. nicola stoffberg

    nicola stoffberg

    Před 9 hodinami

    He kinda looks like Grian but more buff

  4. He-Meme Man

    He-Meme Man

    Před 9 hodinami

    I wish he had just stuck to analyzing the Joker for its merits, not how it relates to individuals who aren't in that situation. "Most people don't do this" and basically giving a stigmatization rhetoric approach, it's overplaying its hand. No, it's not, you acknowledge this does happen. Your personal incredulity that it may make people nervous around people with mental illnesses isn't what we're here for. Even in his summation, even after describing how all of it fits perfectly with such cases that can and have happened, it's showing an inaccurate message because he's afraid of stigma not because it's actually inaccurate.

  5. Sir Turd

    Sir Turd

    Před 18 hodinami

    The Bojack clip is taken out of context.

  6. Lane Shaw

    Lane Shaw

    Před 19 hodinami

    I have asbergers but im to the point were nobody really notices it

  7. Sean tyler Dowd

    Sean tyler Dowd

    Před 20 hodinami

    hey can you please break down why i still dont have friends

  8. James Boswell

    James Boswell

    Před 22 hodinami

    Can we just appreciate his absolute chad jaw

  9. ᓚᘏᗢ


    Před dnem

    Why does this man look like a supervillain? 😶

  10. Xerath Xerath

    Xerath Xerath

    Před dnem

    he looks like Lucas Neff.....ive checked other names u guys said he looks like and i can say u are blind or idk what guys...atleast im right and correct!

  11. uhitssyrai


    Před dnem

    I overthink that’s my illness 😞

  12. Fort FemDomme

    Fort FemDomme

    Před dnem

    I thought that was Matt Smith at first

  13. B


    Před dnem

    Obviously mental illness and disturbances have a direct connection to violence, if this man thinks otherwise he is mentally ill and might kill us all.

  14. AbnormalDuck


    Před dnem

    Who let Neil Cicierega become a psychiatrist?

  15. Cricket Blood

    Cricket Blood

    Před dnem

    “Air wick bender” coincidence? I think not

  16. Hannah Stahl

    Hannah Stahl

    Před dnem

    6:30 Well nice to know that it’s not just a coping mechanism when I start laughing or crying like that 9:45 my son has autism. It started at 6mo when he clearly was a little behind. When he could start walking he’d do circles nonstop. He had a speech delay of 20%. He did know how to say his abcs, could sing a lot of children’s songs, count to 58, and spell before his other classmates at age 2-3. He used bash his head into things. He had texture issues, is very sound/music oriented, cannot do super loud noises, he gets into very very detail oriented things. He still stems and I have to do things to get him back to a norm. I know he doesn’t understand certain things and it is frustrating as a mother. 17:30 my son also has this. I also have to help him refocus the best I can

  17. c seager

    c seager

    Před dnem

    this dude really needs to get up to date w current discussions on autism and terminology changes

    • KARMA


      Před dnem

      Hes not gonna change the official terminology just because some people get offended for no reason

  18. Rick Tyrrell

    Rick Tyrrell

    Před 2 dny


  19. TruckerLee


    Před 2 dny

    Let me guess the joker telling you about the joker 😂😂😂

  20. Bakugou’sLeftPinkyToe


    Před 2 dny

    Did anyone else notice that every time he said “psychopath” or “psychopathic” he went quieter towards the H like in horror movies? It have me chills and idk why, I feel like a lot of people say it like that lol

  21. TJ Balan

    TJ Balan

    Před 2 dny

    this dude is definitely superman's brother lol

  22. LittleSpell


    Před 2 dny


  23. Patrick Garcia

    Patrick Garcia

    Před 2 dny

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  24. chicken fingers

    chicken fingers

    Před 2 dny

    it's kinda weird the physiatrist picked that bojack sene out of all the senes he coulda gone fit in the entire series

  25. Sahara Karri

    Sahara Karri

    Před 2 dny

    This was a great video GQ!!

  26. kei


    Před 2 dny

    so this guy isnt clark kent? 🤨

  27. Bat Country

    Bat Country

    Před 2 dny

    his forearms make me feel safe.

  28. Patricia K

    Patricia K

    Před 2 dny

    More please. This guy is great. I have two kids with autism and appreciate his explanation to the public. Thank you!

  29. meow ig

    meow ig

    Před 3 dny

    my parents try to calm my anxiety by saying "you dont know anyone so why care" but it just makes it so much worse

  30. absurdious


    Před 3 dny

    This Doctor: I'm afraid you're experiencing psychosis Patient: so you're telling me you don't have a sonic screwdriver? Come on just let me visit London in the year 3000

  31. Janessa H

    Janessa H

    Před 3 dny

    I'd love to hear what he thinks about the Hannibal tv show.

  32. Stormy Trees

    Stormy Trees

    Před 3 dny

    I can say I am depressed due to covid and get panic attacks, so I'll try some of these things, hopefully it helps.

  33. Rose The Sicko

    Rose The Sicko

    Před 3 dny

    the doc to prescribe the good stuff

  34. I’m not hugged enough

    I’m not hugged enough

    Před 3 dny

    The psychiatrist should talk about I am legend. I'd love to see that! ❤️

  35. Anthony


    Před 4 dny

    Doctor who

  36. Foxton's Journal

    Foxton's Journal

    Před 4 dny

    I know this is a 40 min video but I need a part 2

  37. legends of link

    legends of link

    Před 4 dny

    I have Asperger's which is on the autism spectrum so I know what he means, everything he's saying is true.

  38. Jack Ford

    Jack Ford

    Před 4 dny

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  39. bloom


    Před 4 dny

    i wish women were more represented.

  40. Maeve Karla

    Maeve Karla

    Před 4 dny

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  41. daniel_hz_music


    Před 4 dny

    This guy definitely speaks lots of valuable knowledge about various psychiatric conditions. I have bipolar myself and been treated for a while for it as well. Siver Linings is a pretty solid representation of what it can be like. And the Psychiatrist speaking about it says lots of valuable information about the condition. He mentions Bipolar without depression, that is actually ultra extremely rare. I have heard about it only in academic literature. I expect it does exist, but I have talked to several dozens of bipolars at this point and all have had serious depressions. So much so that depression is typically the most challenging part of have bipolar.

  42. Rapist Gaming

    Rapist Gaming

    Před 4 dny

    2:17 Bruh,it's actually Tuesday when I'm watching this🗿🗿🗿

  43. Clints Erect Ape Nips

    Clints Erect Ape Nips

    Před 4 dny

    Yo yo yo I'm Clint Saunders and I have stumpy legs

  44. sixbones.infamy 9

    sixbones.infamy 9

    Před 5 dny

    Kinda wish he saw more of the Joker movie, cuz he actually was hallucinating and delusional

  45. Puffy Puffy

    Puffy Puffy

    Před 5 dny

    We had airbender, earthbender, firebender and waterbender, and now we have Ericbender

  46. Erica


    Před 5 dny

    I have ocd and this brought a nice relaxing feel for me

  47. Ardvark Vv2

    Ardvark Vv2

    Před 5 dny

    7:30 says the joker doesnt see things but theres an entire sequence where he imagines he has a girlfriend

  48. Leri


    Před 5 dny

    If Popeye had an MD after his name

  49. Rachael Burt

    Rachael Burt

    Před 5 dny

    As a person with diagnosed OCD people always throw it around if they like being clean. Mine is organizing and schedule. It also has my control because of the lack of control in my adolescence. Before therapy I used to schedule down to the 10min range. Had many calendars and planners. I do like things clean but there were times where I organized my place for more than 10.hours. also if my schedule got messed up I would start over or I would give up on my entire schedule.

  50. Kσɱσdσ dràgøñ

    Kσɱσdσ dràgøñ

    Před 5 dny

    I’m autistic and the way he talked about is true I have a really hard time making eye contact when I’m taking to people so what he says is true

  51. Muskan Gupta

    Muskan Gupta

    Před 5 dny

    I almost feel like he should be in a show playing a himself

  52. Maria Ramos

    Maria Ramos

    Před 5 dny

    The talented angora neurally learn because octave coherently annoy given a ten line. ultra, discreet cemetery

  53. Queer_RedPanda


    Před 5 dny

    This guy looks like the buff neil cicierega

  54. ky09


    Před 5 dny

    i've never heard someone pronounce psychopathy like that

  55. Henry Polasek

    Henry Polasek

    Před 5 dny

    His name is bender 😂🤣

  56. pladimir vutin

    pladimir vutin

    Před 6 dny

    He looks like a young gruncle Stan.

    • nicola stoffberg

      nicola stoffberg

      Před 9 hodinami

      Thanks now i cant unsee it

  57. Sarah Carney

    Sarah Carney

    Před 6 dny

    He's really intelligent and attractive!! I like this video a lot!

  58. Ashflare


    Před 6 dny

    No one: The doc lookin like Neil ciciregia

  59. Makeda


    Před 6 dny

    He looks so good, like the dude they'd choose to be a 'hot doctor' character, I love his vest.

  60. scotio


    Před 6 dny

    neil cicierega?

  61. Shay :p

    Shay :p

    Před 6 dny

    i would love to see something like this about the show “Monk”

  62. Soup 'O' Anchovies

    Soup 'O' Anchovies

    Před 6 dny

    Superman talks about joker

  63. Dyspracticaly Dyspraxic

    Dyspracticaly Dyspraxic

    Před 7 dny

    What he talked about with autism was aba therapy. It. Is. BAD. it can cause lifelong trauma in autistic children and a lot of self hatred.

  64. Rhythm Aich

    Rhythm Aich

    Před 7 dny

    Clicked on the thumbnail thinking this was Peter Parker looking at footage of Joker, his new nemesis

  65. Tita Piraña

    Tita Piraña

    Před 7 dny

    21:30, saving it for further reference!

  66. Lewi Cifer

    Lewi Cifer

    Před 7 dny


  67. Lewi Cifer

    Lewi Cifer

    Před 7 dny


  68. Very nice

    Very nice

    Před 7 dny

    "Half of Americans will have some sort of mental health issues in their lifetime" can you imagine not having any mental health issues?

    • becky 22

      becky 22

      Před 6 dny

      I had the exact same thought

  69. Ariella


    Před 7 dny

    This sensationalizes and weaponizes mental illness, as well as fails to criticize and condemn the movies which are the origin/cause of this culture of sensationalism and if described in just two words would be: ignorance and bullying. Congratulations on one-upping yourselves in the realms of manipulation and unscientific science. The ignorance and brainwashing factor was again way too obvious as The Joker (2019) was psychoanalyzed and The Dark Knight (2008) was not even mentioned. The Dark Knight was a movie which showed both true mental illness and the affect of Hollywood on the person affected by it, the leading actor himself. This is most likely not shown since the psychiatrist and channel themselves "like the movie" and therefore do not want to put a negative light on something they identify with and could be negatively speculated for. Don't follow pop culture, folks.

  70. David Patrick

    David Patrick

    Před 7 dny

    Who is this doctor.

  71. modivia


    Před 7 dny

    please try Silence of the lambs or Hannibal next

  72. Дмитрий Герман

    Дмитрий Герман

    Před 7 dny

    This! Break those normies who believe they could be Joker because they want to kill for no reason, that they are self-diagnosed psychopaths

  73. Huesos 415

    Huesos 415

    Před 7 dny

    The psychiatrist looks like the next dr. Who doctor

  74. Cheryl Hartwig

    Cheryl Hartwig

    Před 8 dny

    As a 13 year long partner of a person with multiple mental health conditions including bipolar disorder, I found this makes a lot of sense. It takes love, understanding, patience and forgiveness, and the truth is even then I don't always get it right , if I didn't love him I would of walked away , it's one of the hardest things I deal with, don't forget your own mental health. ✌

  75. Flore van der Baan

    Flore van der Baan

    Před 8 dny

    Why does he look so much like handsome squidward and why is that such an immediate association for me?

  76. kanyewest315


    Před 8 dny

    great review for my psych shelf exam coming up lol

  77. Goosehouse


    Před 8 dny

    This guy understands mental illness! While most associate mental illness in a negative light, attributing mental illness to violence, he shows that it is not always the case.

  78. Ashton


    Před 8 dny

    I thought he was Matt Smith for a second lmao

  79. Lewis


    Před 8 dny

    Just felt i needed to say i have borderline personality disorder. Was diagnosed when i was 16 and after a few years of struggle and finding my way. I now have 2 jobs. Two beautiful children and a upbeat positive outlook on life, all through self motivation and pure love for my children. For those suffering like i once did. Never give up and fight for yourself until you feel at peace. If you cannot please get help, weather professional or social there is always someone out there willing to help you

  80. Trex King

    Trex King

    Před 8 dny

    My little brothers are a perfect example of 10:20. They communicate pretty well, but they are extremely obsessive over things they want.

    • Raimu


      Před 6 dny

      Thankfully? That is extremely offensive to us on the spectrum, so what if he would have high support needs (no functioning labels please) he would still be able to communicate, just not in a way society expects him to, which is till completely valid. The sympathy you express is not needed and I suggest you use better language in future aswhat you said I feel is incredibly ableist.

  81. s3wnkin


    Před 8 dny

    omg neil cicierega

  82. Alexandra Czarniak

    Alexandra Czarniak

    Před 8 dny

    The way this guy talked about autism- oh boy

  83. Jacob Mireles

    Jacob Mireles

    Před 8 dny

    Is Donald Trump a malignant narcissistic psychopath?

  84. Nicanor Yadan

    Nicanor Yadan

    Před 9 dny

    I wanted to see Split

  85. Jonathan Crespo

    Jonathan Crespo

    Před 9 dny

    Matt Smith doctor who is who you remind me of

  86. ན།༠ུHནDAN


    Před 9 dny

    Reciprocity... My favorite word.

  87. Kyra Fowler

    Kyra Fowler

    Před 9 dny

    This man looks like a superhero’s secret identity-

  88. Omar Walid

    Omar Walid

    Před 9 dny

    I love how he really looks like Woody Harrelson..

  89. Fenrir 7028

    Fenrir 7028

    Před 9 dny

    I thought he was Tom Holland

  90. Jasleen Kaur

    Jasleen Kaur

    Před 9 dny

    This is very informational video

  91. Kiera Ichiee

    Kiera Ichiee

    Před 9 dny

    Am I the only one who thought he looks like the man in Up, but slimmer? I guess

  92. Kuning Ng

    Kuning Ng

    Před 9 dny

    Sounds like everyone has certain mental issues, who is normal in this society? XD

  93. rpnct


    Před 9 dny

    36:50 not sure the advice to call the police is a good idea depending on where you live (and whether your local authorities have training to deal with such issues without shooting someone)

  94. Lindy Garnache

    Lindy Garnache

    Před 10 dny

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  95. Michael Hummer

    Michael Hummer

    Před 10 dny

    I keep thinking this guy looks like an older neil cicieregia.

  96. Avacodogaming21


    Před 10 dny

    Mark rober music!!!

  97. Periodt


    Před 10 dny

    I was waiting for SPLIT such a good movie too!

  98. Jimmy Biemans

    Jimmy Biemans

    Před 10 dny

    Thank you, Dr. Bender. I have been diagnosed with autism since I was three, but in all the 25 years after that, I never recognized myself in this. You once again gave me this reassurance. I am a bit sad to say goodbye to this diagnosis, since I know all the good qualities and gifts people with autism bring to the world, and all of my friends still have their diagnoses, but it just isn't part of who I am. I am going to get a second opinion when I am able to.

  99. I_cough_up_ blood

    I_cough_up_ blood

    Před 10 dny

    buff neil cicierega

  100. Orange fifty five

    Orange fifty five

    Před 10 dny

    Neil ciceriga ???