Analyze This, Analyze That, and The Sopranos?
Sybil- both book and movie- about a woman with multiple personality disorder (her name posthumously revealed to be Shirley Mason, avery talented artist) is a classic in the field, but it’s come under a LOT of fire in recent years. Many psychoanalysts (who never met her it should be noted) are not convinced that she had MPD or even that it exists. Dr. Wilbur (the psychiatrist- real name as well as character name) maintained a relationship with Sybil/Shirley until the day she died, supporting her financially at times and leaving her full rights to the book. In the book she changed a lot of names and identifying details (a standard practice in both psychiatric case writing and memoirs about non famous people) which have since been revealed, such as the religion of Shirley Mason (Seventh Day Adventist, which is important in the book), plus Mason’s identity being revealed allowed some details about her parents (EXTREMELY important) to be discovered.
The miniseries messed me the hell up when I was a kid. The scenes of child abuse were horrifying for what they showed and what they just implied (all manner of sexual abuse by her mother including object rape, enemas, battering, etc.). I blocked it out of my memory it was so disturbing, though luckily I became Trevor, Nigel, Little Sam, and Laeticia, all of whom do remember it, though strangely they can’t remember Bewitched.
The movie version starred Joanne Woodward as Dr. Wilbur; she had earlier played Eve in The Three Faces of Eve, another MPD/psychiatrist movie based on a true story.
Actress Patty Duke has written two books and several articles about her psychotherapy over the years. She’s bipolar and revealed it in Call Me Anna (her autobio) in which it was very backseat, though in the movie version it was more front and center. She later wrote co-wrote A Brilliant Madness about her experiences with extreme bipolar disorder (she was full-fledged: not just a mood disorder but paranoia, hallucinations, etc.).