It's all in their minds: visions, voices, taunting, never ending, driving them crazy or worse. It's hard to imagine, but now, an amazing device lets you feel their pain. The technology lets you go inside the mind of a schizophrenic. See what they see. Hear what they hear. Using the technique of virtual reality, Janssen Pharmaceuticals has developed a device to stimulate the visual and auditory hallucinations of a schizophrenic patient. Dr. Timothy Johnson explores the world of people struggling with the voices within.
Producer: ABC News 20/20, 2007
Format: DVD, 13 minutes
|Schizophrenia: Phil Donahue Program|
This specially adapted Phil Donahue
program is widely regarded as one of the most helpful programs on schizophrenia
addressed to non-specialist audiences. The program offers basic information
about this psychotic illness that affects nearly one million Americans, usually
striking 17- to 25-year-olds. Dr. E. Fuller Torrey, author of Surviving
Schizophrenia: A Family Manual, reviews the suspected causes, the symptoms, the
prognosis for recovery, and the steps to be taken by supportive family members.
Produced by: Films for the Humanities, 1983
VHS, 28 minutes, color
|Schizophrenia in Children|
This is a pocket folder filled with resources and information
about schizophrenia in children. Also included is information on
Source: Parenting Network, Inc.
|Understanding Mental Illness and Schizophrenia|
Although mental illnesses severely affect thoughts, moods,
and coping abilities, a fulfilling life is still possible for people who face
those challenges. Outlining the symptoms and possible causes of schizophrenia,
clinical depression, and bipolar disorder, this program explores various
treatment options and identifies ways that patients can achieve personal
independence. Real-world success stories are featured, emphasizing the
importance of support from family and friends, as well as the vital role that
medication and therapy play. A detailed discussion of meds developed during the
1990s sheds light on their improvements over previous drugs, as well as concerns
about their side effects.
Producer: Films for the Humanities, 2004
DVD, 27 minutes