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Mysteries of Mental Illness

Description

The attempts across generations to unravel the mysteries of mental illness, including its causes and treatments.

Upcoming Episodes

  • Evil or Illness?

    Ancient conceptions of mental illness and the establishment of psychiatry; modern-day stories of mental illness, including an aspiring astrophysicist with schizophrenia and a boxer with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). (60 minutes)

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  • Who's Normal?

    The fight to develop mental illness standards rooted in empirical science rather than dogma; how science and societal factors mix with the ever-shifting definitions and diagnoses of mental health and illness. (60 minutes)

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  • Rise and Fall of the Asylum

    The rise and fall of mental asylums in the U.S.; the largest de-facto mental health facility in the U.S., its detainees and the realities of care both inside and outside. (60 minutes)

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  • The New Frontiers

    Cutting-edge treatments for mental illness; profiles of patients undergoing deep brain stimulation surgery, infusions of ketamine and modern electro-convulsive therapy. (60 minutes)

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