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Psychological Disorders Video

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Mysteries of Mental Illness (PBS, 2021; Elisa Geiss)

"Mysteries of Mental Illness, airing on PBS in June 2021, explores the story of mental illness in science and society. The four-part series traces the evolution of this complex topic from its earliest days to present times. It explores dramatic attempts across generations to unravel the mysteries of mental illness and gives voice to contemporary Americans across a spectrum of experiences."


Phobia: A Case study (Mental Health Television, 2003; Elisa Geiss)

"For Rita, her bird phobia had led to severe avoidance behaviour, affecting many aspects of her life and relationships. As a result she has also developed depression.
This programme follows her successful treatment at the Cardinal Clinic using behavioural psychological techniques.
This is an ideal introduction to the subject for staff and students of all disciplines who are new to the field. In addition, it can be used as a patient information programme."


The Released (Frontline, 2009; Courtesy of Bob DuBois via STP Facebook Group on 3/11/2013)

"Five years ago, FRONTLINE's groundbreaking film, The New Asylums, went deep inside the Ohio prison system as it struggled to provide care to thousands of mentally ill inmates. This year, FRONTLINE filmmakers Karen O'Connor and Miri Navasky return to Ohio to tell the next chapter in this disturbing story: what happens to mentally ill offenders when they leave prison. The Released is an intimate look at the lives of the seriously mentally ill as they struggle to remain free."


The New Asylums (Frontline, 2004)

In "The New Asylums," FRONTLINE goes deep inside Ohio's state prison system to explore the complex and growing issue of mentally ill prisoners. With unprecedented access to prison therapy sessions, mental health treatment meetings, crisis wards, and prison disciplinary tribunals, the film provides a poignant and disturbing portrait of the new reality for    the mentally ill.  The video is divided into 5 chapters making it easy to show just part in class.


The Sights and Sounds of Schizophrenia: Drug Company Creates Simulation of Illness' Symptoms (NPR, 8/29/2002) (Thanks Jeanie Kent Duncan! Posted to STP Facebook Group           03/11/2013) 


Bring Change 2 Mind (Dan Segrist, via PsychTeacher listserv, 2/17/2010)

"I thought I'd pass along this public service announcement because I think it does an effective job of addressing the stigma of mental illness. Also the stories associated with it address the stigma and personalize the experience of mental illness. I have students watch this and we discuss it in class--particularly the idea of 'labeling'."



"Started in 1999, the psychmovies.com website has grown to include hundreds of films which deal with the portrayal of mental illness and its treatment. Some contain characters with mental disorders, some include mental health professionals, and others reflect dysfunctional family relationships. The accuracy of portrayal varies."


Abnormal Psychology Collection (Clips for Class, Cengage)

Several short video clips related to abnormal psychology, both disorders and therapy. 


Psychopathology (Discovering Psychology Series, 2001)

"Through glimpses of the original theories of Philippe Pinel, this program explores the biological and psychological components of mental illness, as well as the role of genetics and cultural factors. It also takes a closer look at a few of the major mental illnesses like depression, neurosis, manic-depressive disorders, and schizophrenia."


The World of Abnormal Psychology (1992)

Thirteen videos.  "See how people with diagnosed psychological disorders actually behave. Case studies, enriched with commentary from experts, help demystify the biological, psychological, and environmental causes of dysfunctional behavior. The series explores current theory and practice in the treatment of the mentally ill, covering the multiple approaches that prevail in the field today. This series is also valuable for teachers seeking to review the subject matter."

TED Talks: "Elyn Saks: A tale of mental illness -- from the inside" (courtesy of Kara Ayers and Crystal Steltenpohl via STP Facebook Group 3/18/2013)




Mr. Lopez Meets Mr. Ayers (courtesy of Bob DuBois via STP Facebook Group 3/11/2013)

"Nathaniel Ayers, a mentally ill musical virtuoso, was discovered living on the streets by Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez. Morley Safer reports on the unbreakable bond between them." This relationship is also depicted in the 2009 film, The Soloist, starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey, Jr.



Schizophrenia: Gerald, Part I (courtesy of Steve Jones via STP Facebook Group 3/11/2013) 

These videos show not only what schizophrenia looks like in these people but also the impact on their families.

Schizophrenia: Gerald, Part II (courtesy of Steve Jones via STP Facebook Group 3/11/2013)   


Schizophrenia: Heather (courtesy of Steve Jones via STP Facebook Group 3/11/2013)


Types of Schizophrenia - A day in the life (courtesy of Harry Pitsikalis via STP Facebook Group 3/10/13)

"A video about the day in the life of a person suffering from Schizophrenia. The video is designed by Janssen, a pharmaceutical company."


Simulated schizophrenia (Courtesy of Carol Furchner via STP Facebook Group 3/10/13) 

"2 films showing how schizophrenics hear and see the world. The first film is a slideshow with sound from NPR. The second is higher quality."


"At TED's Full Spectrum Auditions, comedian Joshua Walters, who's bipolar, walks the line between mental illness and mental 'skillness.' In this funny, thought-provoking talk, he asks: What's the right balance between medicating craziness away and riding the manic edge of creativity and drive?" (Length: 6 mins.)



"Stanford Professor Robert Sapolsky, posits that depression is the most damaging disease that you can experience. Right now it is the number four cause of disability in the US and it is becoming more common. Sapolsky states that depression is as real of a biological disease as is diabetes." (Nov 10, 2009)



Stephen Wiltshire, who has autism, draws Rome after a 45-minute helicopter ride over the city.  For more information about Stephen, visit his website. (Thanks to Miguel Roig via TIPS for this video.)



Robert Gupta, violinist with the LA Philharmonic, talks about a violin lesson he once gave to a brilliant, schizophrenic musician -- and what he learned.




Eating Disorders: Fighting Stigma with Science by Jane Cawley

Brief description of symptoms and risk factors of eating disorders, as well as an overview of family and genetic studies and future directions for research on biological contributions to eating disorder risks. 



This American Life, Episode 507: Confessions.

In the prologue, host Ira Glass talks with Father Thomas Santa about his experiences with individuals who come to confession suffering from scrupulosity, or incessant concern about whether their daily actions are sinful or not. There's a connection here with obsessive-compulsive disorder (which is mentioned in the clip).

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