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Rosenhan’s Experiment

Synopsis
Can psychiatrists reliably detect insanity? Rosenhan set out to test if they could in his 1973 study. When all of his pseudo patients were diagnosed with psychiatric disorders, forced to remain in institutions and only released once they agreed to accept medication, Rosenhan’s study forced many challenging questions on the psychiatric profession. This DVD examines and evaluates this experiment, looking how it was viewed at the time and how it continues to influence psychiatry and the treatment of mental illness.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
2011
Subjects
Psychiatry
Keywords
mental hospitals; mental illness; psychiatric hospitals; psychiatric interviewing; psychiatric patients

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£49.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
20 minutes
Year
2012

Distributor

Name

Uniview Worldwide

Email
sales@uniview.co.uk
Web
http://www.uniview.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
0151 648 9988
Address
PO Box 20
Hoylake
Wirral
CH48 7HY
Notes
NB. Uniview ceased trading at the end of July 2016. Some of the products previously distributed by them are available from Short Cuts TV: http://www.shortcutstv.com/

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