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The mysteries of mental illness

Rashad, Condola
Explore the evolution in understanding, and the dramatic attempts across generations, to unravel the difficult questions surrounding mental illness people have grappled with throughout history: What causes it? And how is it best treated? Evil or illness? Examine ancient conceptions of mental illness and the establishment of psychiatry and hear contemporary stories of people living with mental illness. Who's normal? Trace efforts to develop guidelines for diagnosing mental illness rooted in empirical science rather than dogma. Rise and fall of the asylum - follow the origin and fall of mental asylums in the U.S. Glimpse inside Cook County prison, the nation's largest unintended mental health facility. New frontiers - explore today's most cutting-edge treatments, based on the latest understanding of mental illness. - provided by publisher


Condola Rashad.

Director, Peter Yost.


English audio.

English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
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