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Why Did I Go Mad?

Synopsis
For hundreds of years, psychiatry has treated voices and hallucinations as an enemy. But now, new insights are leading to a radical rethink on how psychosis should be treated. BBC Horizon joins seven-year-old Rachel, who looked into the mirror one morning and saw a nightmarish creature looking back at her; teenager Jacqui, who, without warning, heard voices telling her what to do; and Oxford scholar David, who walked into his lab one afternoon and saw hideous rat-like creatures running around. The film explores the impact of social, genetic and environmental influences on this type of mental illness.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2017
Subjects
Psychiatry
Keywords
hallucinations; mental disorders

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£195
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
50 minutes
Year
2018

Distributor

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
bbcactivevideoforlearning@pearson.com
Web
http://www.bbcactivevideoforlearning.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7010 2751 or 2760
Fax
020 7010 6965
Address
Mezzanine
80 Strand
London
WC2R 0RL
Notes
BBC Active is 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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