Historically mental illness was associated with the supranatural - a battle between good and evil - and a sign of questionable morality. Modern science blew this idea out of the water but mysteries still surround why and how some people experience disordered minds.
From the history of mental illness to the experience of psychosis, in this series we dive into the mysteries of the unbalanced mind to explore some of the most fundamental questions about psychological disorders and share cutting edge research that is changing how we understand, diagnose and treat these damaging conditions.
Depression is no modern phenomenon, however it remains poorly understood. Why is it so challenging to understand depression and how is science trying to unravel its causes?
In severe psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia the normal functioning of the mind is compromised. What does it feel like to experience delusions & hallucinations and how do they differ from ordinary beliefs & normal experiences?