What About Bob

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What About Bob is a movie about a man who has many psychological problems. He is not the only one with problems though. The movie What About Bob? shows many psychological disorders in a comedic light. From Agoraphobia, or the fear of open spaces, to Paranoid Personality Disorder. This causes people to suffer paranoia or have a relentless mistrust and suspicion of anybody other than themselves, normally when there is no reason to fear or be suspicious of anyone at all. Most of the characters in the movie express at least one major psychological disorder, and some even express two or more. Though the movie centers around Bob Wiley, each and every one of the characters' disorders are shown. Bob's major disorder is his dependent personality disorder. The disorder is a long-term condition in which people depend too much on others to meet their emotional and physical needs. Bob has always been dependent on his therapists. This is shown when he previous therapist refers him to Dr. Marvin. Bob’s attachment to his therapist is very stressful for the therapist. This is scene throughout the film while Dr. Marvin nears breaking down. It is also evident when Bob’s old therapist is leaving his practice. It is obvious that Bob was the cause of that. Bob is dependent on Dr. Marvin. This is seen as he tries to desperately call him after only about a day after Dr. Marvin goes on vacation, and then even fakes his own suicide to find out where the doctor was. Dr. Marvin's disorder in the movie
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