Sunday, January 18, 2009

How Mad Are You?

Take ten volunteers, half have psychiatric disorders, the other half don't - but who is who?

Over five days the group are put through a series of challenges - from performing stand-up comedy to mucking out cows. The events are designed to explore the character traits of mental illness and ask whether the symptoms might be within all of us.

Three leading experts in mental health attempt to spot which volunteers have been diagnosed with a mental health condition. But will the individuals who have suffered from mental illness reveal themselves?

First of a two-part special. Ten volunteers have come together for an extraordinary test. Five are 'normal' and the other five have been officially diagnosed as mentally ill. Horizon asks if you can tell who is who, and considers where the line between sanity and madness lies.

Second part of the special documentary considering where the line between sanity and madness lies as ten volunteers come together for an extraordinary test. With five 'normal' volunteers and five who have been officially diagnosed as mentally ill, Horizon asks if you can tell who is who.

More documentaries like this...

The Human Mind

My Brilliant Brain - Born Genius

God on the Brain


Anonymous said...

whats with the pop-up...not cool. had to click it twice ( close pop-up twic and then wait forever for megavideo...i gave up. thnx anyway, just thought id give you a heads up. love your blog

Anonymous said...

Is anyone else having trouble viewing this doc? My computer shows it loading, but I can't play the movie. It won't go past the first image. I tried looking it up on GoogleVideo -- but it redirected me to the BBC website which said that the episode had expired?


Anonymous said...

Did the show identify the schizophrenic participant and I missed it?

Scott said...

Megavideo can be a bit of a hassle. After you have clicked on play (got your popup and closed it) you have to click play again.

Google video links are always my first choice, but occassionally I have to use links from other hosting sites to bring you the best documentaries.

Anonymous said...

I never saw the schizophrenic identified either.

Anonymous said...

it's cause there was NO schizophrenic! the disorders being tested are 6 and the people who have some disorder in the study are 5

Anonymous said...

i saw 10 minutes of it and got a screen telling me that i saw 72 minutes of video already and should buy a premium account or wait 54 minutes... :(
but thanks for the other nice posts