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Jason, Freddy May Help Violent Teens: Teen-agers who exhibit violent behavior are being treated with more violence--albeit televised violence--in the office of Dr. Jeffrey M. Turley, a child psychiatrist and fellow at the University of Virginia. To keep his unruly clients in line, Turley relies on Jason, the warped goaltender of "Halloween," and Freddy Krueger of "Nightmare on Elm Street." The psychiatrist found the so-called slasher films helped a 14-year-old boy, who axed the interior of his family's home, deal with his feelings of anger. But Dr. Carole I. Lieberman, a psychiatrist for the National Coalition on Television Violence, says she has misgivings about this treatment because she believes "these kinds of movies stimulate aggression."

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