Dr. Seth Meyers, Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Seth Meyers, Clinical Psychologist

Monday, May 30, 2016

POP CULTURE: Did Prince Suffer from "VIP Syndrome?"

An interesting article suggests that Prince, like fellow pop star Michael Jackson, suffered from something called "VIP Syndrome" in which therapists and physicians treat famous patients differently because of their status. According to this theory, professionals will forgo regulations and protocols that are normally followed with everyday patients (of course, to the ultimate detriment of the patient). The term "VIP Syndrome" isn't a clinical term included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders -5, but the idea behind it is worth considering.

Article here: http://cnn.it/1XYFNt5.

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