Madness

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Madness

  • 1984 ----- color ----- 55 min ----- vhs
  • (Brain, The series, Part 7) Introduces the nature of mental problems in that portion of the population which does not respond to treatment. Interviews psychiatric patients and their families. Identifies stress as a factor in the seriousness, but not as a factor in the cause, of such illnesses. Examines evidence of genetic predisposition. Compares photos of normal brain cells with those of a schizophrenic. Shows how drugs can control some symptoms, but not cure.
  • Topics: (Mental Illness, Physiology, Psychology: Bio-Behavioral)