Casting call for documentary on mental disorders underway

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Academy Award-nominee producer and Sundance filmmaker Antidote Films is looking for people who've been diagnosed with a mental illness who are willing to talk about their experiences on camera.

The film will explore recent controversies in the psychiatry field, the rise of mental illness diagnosis, psychopharmacology and what is the real definition of "normal."

Exposing misdiagnosis

The film's producers are particularly interested in families or individuals with a diagnosis involving attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), military post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and misdiagnosis of Bipolar 2 and ADD/ADHD. The film is controversial, so those with over-diagnosis or over-prescription are also encouraged to participate.

The film plans to take a sharp look at the pharmaceutical industry's capitalization of mental illnesses and at the current state of (or lack of) mental health treatment.

The film crew is on the road this month casting interviewees throughout the south and midwest, including North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan. They can be contacted through Reality Wanted at this link.


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