Impact of spy fiction on cognition: a case study

Authors

  • Mishal Zulfiqar Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Maheen Asif Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Laraib Javaid Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.9622

Keywords:

Spy Fiction, Thinking Patterns, Mental Health

Abstract

Reading spy fiction has imprinted its traces on the thinking patterns of the readers that encourage them to consider it as a real event in their life. This case study is about a 37 year old woman, referred by a senior clinical psychologist with complaints of having the feeling of being monitored through a device and hearing the voices of the people. The brief therapeutic plan was based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy which focused on developing insight, identifying cognitive errors, and enhancing her socialisation skills. This case report holds its implications to drift the attention of the readers and clinicians toward the issue of consuming content that may potentially have an impact on its reader’s mental health.

Published

2024-03-20

How to Cite

Mishal Zulfiqar, Maheen Asif, & Laraib Javaid. (2024). Impact of spy fiction on cognition: a case study. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 74(4), 807–810. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.9622

Issue

Section

Case Report