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Anosognosia

It is not always obvious when a person is living with a mental illness. It is not always obvious to oneself that a mental illness exists. Anosognosia is a glimpse into a young man’s world as he goes about his daily business while experiencing varying degrees of awareness of his condition.
Anosognosia, from the Greek meaning “to not know a disease,” is a common symptom of certain mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Brain studies indicate that damage to the frontal lobe may inhibit self-perception and would thus be the cause of anosognosia. Variations of self-awarness is typical of anosognosia, which can make it difficult for a person to seek treatment. Increased awareness of this medical condition may in turn increase a person’s willingness to seek and accept help.

 

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Director: Leesa Kim

Leesa Kim is a fimmaker, writer, and actress who aspires in invoke the rawest emotions in people through art. Leesa seeks to convey serious topics in her PSAs through unexpected methods -- namely through comedy. She is currently studying Business with Cinematic Arts and Theatre at USC, while also working as a writer and co-producer of a narrative short film.

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