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Minders

Synopsis
Series looking at a year in the life of a community mental health team based in South London.
1 (director Lorraine Heggessey): Follows a young black man with a history of paranoid schizophrenia who appears to be managing well in his own flat, but is forcibly committed to a psychiatric hospital. Shows the distressing side effects of anti-psychotic drugs used to treat paranoid schozophrenia and examines the issues involved in compulsory treatment.
2: Shows an experiment to increase support to patients with severe, long-term mental illness. A young schizophrenic man is being cared for by his elderly mother, but is family care and concern asways the best thing?
3 (producer Louise Norman): A woman who suffers from manic deepression is repeatedly admitted to hospital. Attempts are made to break the cycle of manic highs, but how will the medication affect her personality?
4: A hospital patient who is believed to be a victim of drug-taking is found to suffer from schizophrenia.
5: Explores the situations of three women suffering from depression.
6: Using the examples of a man tomented by delusions and a woman suffering from dementia, looks at the dilemmas that arise when deciding whether a psychiatric hospital or life in the community is best for the patient.
Series
States of Mind, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 6 x 30 min.
Year of production
1995
Availability
Sale; 1996 sale: £65.00 (+VAT +p&p) each 1996 sale: £180.00 (+VAT +p&p) series
Notes
Broadcast on BBC2 from 25/4/95.
Subjects
Psychiatry
Keywords
community care; dementia; depression - medical; psychiatric hospitals; schizophrenia

Credits

Producer
Anne Laking

Sections

Title
Whose mind is it anyway?
Synopsis
1 (director Lorraine Heggessey): Follows a young black man with a history of paranoid schizophrenia who appears to be managing well in his own flat, but is forcibly committed to a psychiatric hospital. Shows the distressing side effects of anti-psychotic

Title
Family affair, A
Synopsis
2: Shows an experiment to increase support to patients with severe, long-term mental illness. A young schizophrenic man is being cared for by his elderly mother, but is family care and concern asways the best thing?

Title
Acute face
Synopsis
3 (producer Louise Norman): A woman who suffers from manic deepression is repeatedly admitted to hospital. Attempts are made to break the cycle of manic highs, but how will the medication affect her personality?

Title
Taking the tablets
Synopsis
4: A hospital patient who is believed to be a victim of drug-taking is found to suffer from schizophrenia.

Title
Crying for help
Synopsis
5: Explores the situations of three women suffering from depression.

Title
Asylum: haven or hell
Synopsis
6: Using the examples of a man tomented by delusions and a woman suffering from dementia, looks at the dilemmas that arise when deciding whether a psychiatric hospital or life in the community is best for the patient.

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
BBCStudiosLearning@bbc.com
Address
Now part of BBC Learning
Notes
This company is no longer trading under this name and currently does not have a web presence. It was originally a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

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