Short take

Short take

Carin Gorrell

“ANALYZE THAT” The sequel to “Analyze This” hits theaters this December, and Billy Crystal will once again play therapist to Robert DeNiro’s mobster-gone-soft character. Both the original and sequel are comedies, but some psychologists worry about potential dangers associated with fictional portrayals of their profession. “There are so many ethical travesties, but that’s what’s funny about it,” says Mary Gregerson, Ph.D., a member of the American Psychological Association’s Media Watch division. “Unfortunately, this sophisticated humor is sometimes lost on the common moviegoer, and misimpressions are given about what psychologists can appropriately, ethically and legally do.”

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