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Hidden in Plain Sight [electronic resource]: Looking for Mental Illness

BBC Worldwide Ltd
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
With their mental health histories kept secret, ten adults enter a period of psychiatric observation in an isolated group setting. It is up to a panel of experts to determine who is healthy and who isn't. This program documents the first three days of the session, which features several tests designed to bring out evidence of mental disorders. Simulated urban warfare evokes reckless behavior; stand-up comedy stints highlight social anxiety; a barn-cleaning task points to aspects of OCD; and the Wisconsin Card Sort Test brings flexibility, or a lack thereof, into focus. By the end of the program, the assembled mental health professionals are only beginning to distinguish between illness and eccentricity.
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50 min.
11 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on June 03, 2009.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Looking for mental illness
How Mad Are You? A Search for Insanity
How mad are you
  • Mental Illness: Is It Obvious? (3:20)
  • Tests for the Mentally Ill and Mentally Healthy (3:04)
  • Social Anxiety Disorder: Easy to Diagnose? (2:42)
  • Mental Illness and Public Speaking (5:42)
  • Psychiatrists Attempt to Diagnose (2:43)
  • Mental Illness: How Obvious Is It? (5:25)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (4:15)
  • Psychiatric Observations (5:10)
  • Depression: What Is It? (5:10)
  • Psychiatrists and Mental Illness (4:57)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (5:09)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2008.
Publisher no.
  • 40326s Films Media Group
  • 40327 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (50 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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