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May 6, 2020 24 min

The series producers, Nina, Randall, and Gary investigate Monroe’s negative childhood memories and explain their use of creative license to dramatize factual events in her life. They discuss the episode’s depiction of Monroe’s psychotherapy sessions with Dr. Ralph Greenson as a window into viewing her family history of mental illness and other serious personal challenges. Gary responds to questions about the limits of Monroe’s treatment options in the late 1950s and early 1960s compared to today’s effective interventions.

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