Re: The Singing Detective, if you have seen the film please reply!!
Actually, Dan Dark suffered from acute psoriatic arthritis, a disease so painful that it causes hallucinations and delusions. Mel Gibson as the shrink tries to help Dark cope and find his way back to mental stability as his treatment progresses, unearthing childhood traumas that contributed to the breakdown in his marriage in the process. So, a good film for looking at the psychiatric process, but I have to agree that "The Soloist" would be a better example for your report. I believe "In Dreams" is more about a sociopathic personality emerging from an abusive childhood and extreme trauma.