21 Jan 2020

How do you know if you're mad?

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:10 pm on 21 January 2020

In 1973, a Stanford psychologist released a study challenging the validity of psychiatry diagnoses. Decades later when journalist Susannah Cahalan was admitted to hospital with delusions and paranoia, the way doctors evaluated her can be traced  to that study. They said she was mad. They were wrong. She re-examines the study and the repercussions it's had on mental health treatment in her new book, The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness.

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