On the diagnosis of mental illness.

  • jon_knox,

    The BBC has recently screened a 2 part program regarding the diagnosis of mental illness.

    Somewhat blurring the line between reality television and documentary, an experiment is conducted in which 3 leading mental health experts are asked to identify mental illness in group of 10 volunteers, half of whom have previously been diagnosed with a form of mental illness.

    The program perhaps inspired by David Rosenhan's fascinating experiment in 1972 and by Lauren Slater's controversial re-examination in 2004 of the impact Rosenhann's experiment (also fascinating).


    part 1

    part 2

    Belgium • Since Nov 2006 • 464 posts Report Reply

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