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Inside the Unbalanced Mindep3
What does psychosis feel like?
Prof. Femi OyebodeProf. Femi OyebodeHD, subtitles, Q&ATranscript46m
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?

It is a truism to say that the human mind is one of the most complex and extraordinary features of our existence. When it works there is a seamless and unobtrusive functioning system that allows us to effortlessly use language, to think and plan for the future and problem-solve, to sense and perceive objects in the world, and to form and maintain relationships.

In severe psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar mood disorder, particularly in the psychoses, the normal well executed functioning of the mind is compromised. The most important of these aberrations are delusions and hallucinations. 

In this Garden Talk, Femi Oyebode, will explain and describe what mean when we talk about delusions and hallucinations, and will bring the subjective experience of having a psychological disorder to life by sharing examples from his decades of clinical practice and from literature. He will also discuss what we understand the origins of these abnormal experiences to be. Going deeper, Femi will consider whether delusions are different from ordinary beliefs and if hallucinations just part of the normal repertoire of experiences that we all have?

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Inside the Unbalanced Mind

What goes on inside a disordered mind? From the challenges of diagnosing depression to the history of insanity, in this series we delve into the mysteries of psychological disorders to understand how cutting-edge research is bringing hope to sufferers.

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Thank you so much for this talk. As well as interesting and enlightening content which may help me in my work with students with mental health issues, it was perfectly delivered and aimed at just the right level. Many thanks!Avou
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