Mysteries of Mental Illness
Tuesday–Wednesday, Jun. 22–23, at 9pm & 10pm | Explore the evolution in understanding and the dramatic attempts across generations to unravel the difficult questions surrounding mental illness with which people have grappled throughout history: What causes it, and how is it best treated?Evil or Illness | Tue. Jun. 22 | 9 p.m.
Examine ancient conceptions of mental illness and the establishment of psychiatry.
What's Normal? | Tue. Jun. 22 | 10 p.m.
Trace efforts to develop guidelines for diagnosing mental illness based in science instead of dogma.
Rise and Fall of the Asylum | Wed. Jun. 23 | 9 p.m.
Follow the origins and the downfall of mental asylums in the United States.
The New Frontiers | Wed. Jun. 23 | 10 p.m.
Explore today’s most cutting-edge treatments for mental illness.
Watch each episode at video.wkar.org during or after the premiere date.