Joker (2019) Psychology Analysis

Arthur Fleck was just a man trying to be a happy clown in an unhappy world. Where did it all go wrong? In this episode we will take a look at the complex psychology of the 2019 Joker, and see how this movie illustrates a very rare and complex diagnosis. We will also do a character analysis of Joker with Carl Jung’s theory of archetypes to see what he tells us about American psychology.

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American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM-5®). American Psychiatric Pub.

Short, T. B., Thomas, S., Luebbers, S., Mullen, P., & Ogloff, J. R. (2013). A case-linkage study of crime victimisation in schizophrenia-spectrum disorders over a period of deinstitutionalisation. BMC psychiatry, 13(1), 66.
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    Who else loves the Joker?

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    added on 23 Aug, 2020

    Do Darth Sidious!

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    added on 24 Aug, 2020

    Ooooo I'd love see you do Daniel plain view from There will be blood

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    added on 26 Aug, 2020


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    added on 31 Aug, 2020

    Can you do one on Amy from gone girl

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    added on 31 Aug, 2020

    I’d add in cluster B personality tendencies

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    added on 31 Aug, 2020

    Trevor from GTA Would Be Nice to Diagnose

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    added on 31 Aug, 2020

    Didn't the movie itself directly name that he has schizoaffective disorder in his files? As in, if you looked when the therapist is reviewing his files, it clearly says it? If it doesn't, it isn't hard to see he has the pseudobulbar effect as well as a litany of other symptoms. Obviously he has some sort of schizoaffective disorder, but he also shows signs of bipolar type I disorder, with a possible mix of BPD or APD. I like this channel but it seems like over time it has gotten to a point where its "I read a wikipedia page on a disorder/disease and now I'm diagnosing this person in a film" when you don't seem to have a lot of experience with the complexities of mental illness. Especially so is the depressive parts, because depression is fucking incredibly easy to diagnose, the rest of his symptoms are more complex. Like I said, I love the content, but this one is really disappointing, especially given how well the movie actually does at portraying a comical extreme of how mental illness not receiving funding could hypothetically play out.

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    added on 1 Sep, 2020

    He doesen't have a problems,"society" have problems and joker only mirrors them and can't handle them anymore so he expload,so you get what you fucking deserve like he says.I don't know why you can't understand how deeply affected are people leading with such a mental process.

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    added on 3 Sep, 2020

    0:560:59 Amen to that!

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    added on 4 Sep, 2020

    Murder isn’t evidence if his psychological issues? If that is so, you’re doing psychology wrong. The murders are a definite psychological trait, but it’s in context of the social issues around him. The world is burning and he is stoking the flames. That is, simply because society has issues does not mean one’s reaction to it is not a statement of their psychological make up. Quite the contrary. Someone’s psychological makeup determines how, or even if, they will respond to sociological issues.

    So Joker’s killing people is a definitive sign to his mental state. It is, in a real sense, his reaction to the sociological around him.

    There is a garbage strike, and the Joker’s murders push him ever closer to thinking the sociological unrest is his making, including imaging people are wearing clown masks in support of what he has done, ie the subway murders.

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    added on 4 Sep, 2020

    I think this movies story is so weird is because the joker doesn't know his own backstory and he's telling it. That's why it's so contradictory it's simple because he doesn't know and care.

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    added on 12 Sep, 2020

    So you’ve done a video on the Dark Knight’s Joker, Joker in Joker, could you please do an analysis on Batman The Animated Series Joker? I’d love for you to dive into the broken mind of the greatest Joker of all time!

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    added on 15 Sep, 2020

    Do Patrick Bateman

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    added on 16 Sep, 2020

    Pretty sure the pill bottle may be the drug Thorazine AKA "Chlorpromazine" an antipsychotic used to treat psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia and manic-depression. Edit: that explains just about everything that happens after he quits taking them. And is something that would be more proper to prescribe with his symptoms.

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    added on 18 Sep, 2020

    can u talk about spider man too pls

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    added on 19 Sep, 2020

    So…where is your analysis of the ultimate psychological specimen: Hannibal Lecter?

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    added on 20 Sep, 2020

    still waiting on Bane!

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    added on 20 Sep, 2020

    here's a quote from a man who been kicked around by the people around him. if you have the time look up and research the story of Killdozer. "Sometimes reasonable men must do unreasonable things".

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    added on 20 Sep, 2020

    Do one on adolf hitler and Stalin

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