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This paper is a review of the documentary film "Love and Diane". Beginning with an overview of the film, the writer then continues on to analyze the circumstances of the family found in the documentary. What the paper does in analyze the psychological effects that drug addiction had in the family, as well as the biological effects drug addiction has. This plays into the social issues of poverty that surround the family in the film. Once all of these issues have been shown, the writer links them to present a trifecta of uncertainty and demise.
From the Paper:"The availability of effective and affordable healthcare--or rather the lack thereof--is also a major barrier in dealing with the psychological factors affecting both Love and Diane. Diane is seeing a therapist, and this has certainly helped her to overcome her feelings of depression and guilt to the point that she can be an effective mother, but Love does not appear to be receiving the same benefit, and certainly didn't during her time in foster care. Again, preventative measures such as psychological care during foster care would have been the most effective in dealing with Love's psychological problems, as many foster children exhibit severe mood and emotional problems during their childhood and later in life (AACAP 2009). Intensive counseling for her individual issues stemming from her foster care experience, and possibly play-therapy sessions or something similar to help with her relationship with her son could be effective.
"Obviously, dealing with the social issues that crop up in this situation is key to dealing with the biological and psychological factors as well. Without proper social infrastructures in place providing medical and psychiatric care, people with limited resources such as Diane, Love, and much of the rest of the nation will simply not be able to access the care they need to either prevent or treat these problems."
Sample of Sources Used:
- AACAP. (2009). "Foster care." American academy of child and adolescent psychiatry. Accessed 30 September 2009. http://www.aacap.org/cs/root/facts_for_families/foster_care
- Cohan, S. 92009). Crack realities. Accessed 30 September 2009. http://www.crackreality.com/default.htm
- Dworkin, J. (2004). Love and Diane.
- Healthlink. (2009). "AIDS action." Accessed 30 September 2009. http://www.aidsaction.info/hsm/section1.html
- Ploscowe, M. (2009). "Drug addiction: Crim or disease?" Schaffer library of drug policy. Accessed 30 September 2009. http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/LIBRARY/studies/dacd/appendixa_8.htm
Cite this Film Review:
Love and Diane: Biological, Psychological, and Social Factors at Work in Addiction and the Foster Care System (2012, February 21) Retrieved January 27, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/film-review/love-and-diane-biological-psychological-and-social-factors-at-work-in-addiction-and-the-foster-care-system-150490/
"Love and Diane: Biological, Psychological, and Social Factors at Work in Addiction and the Foster Care System" 21 February 2012. Web. 27 January. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/film-review/love-and-diane-biological-psychological-and-social-factors-at-work-in-addiction-and-the-foster-care-system-150490/>