When the Brain Goes Wrong

When the Brain Goes Wrong

This is an extraordinary and provocative series of portraits of individuals with a range of brain dysfunctions. The seven brief segments focus on schizophrenia, manic depression, epilepsy, stroke, head injury, headaches, and addiction. In addition to the personal stories, which give viewers a vivid sense of what it is like to live with these conditions, the segments include interviews with physicians who speak briefly about what is known about the disorders, and what can be done to help those who have them. The modular structure of the series lends itself to a wide variety of uses in the classroom and in continuing education.

'An extraordinary and provocative series about brain disorders.' National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials


Main credits

Cooks, Roberta (screenwriter)
Cooks, Roberta (film director)
Cooks, Roberta (film producer)
David, Jonathan (screenwriter)
David, Jonathan (film director)
David, Jonathan (film producer)

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Distributor subjects

Mental Illness, Brain Disorders
Psychology, Psychiatry, Social Work


documentary; film; captioned video; psychology; psychological; psychiatry; psychiatric; mental health; mental illness; brain disorder; mind; behavior; therapy ; disorders ; brain injury ; epilepsy; headache; addiction; drug addiction; "When the Brain Goes Wrong"; The Fanlight Collection

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