All In The Mind

Dr Raj Persaud presents All in the Mind, the programme dedicated to the mysterious and wonderful workings of our brains.

He'll be examining the latest research in this field and bringing together experts and commentators from the worlds of psychiatry, psychology and mental health.

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Dr Raj Persaud presents All in the Mind, the programme dedicated to the mysterious and wonderful workings of our brains.

He'll be examining the latest research in this field and bringing together experts and commentators from the worlds of psychiatry, psychology and mental health.Dr Raj Persaud discusses mental health in the workplace, and investigates strategies to enable obsessive compulsive disorder sufferers to get on with their lives.

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It's more than 30 years since LSD was banned for clinical use - but there is a resurgence in the study of psychedelics.

Claudia Hammond finds out about the scientists who are trying to research these substances again, and looks at the controversy surrounding their potential use.

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How many times as a child did you hear: 'Look at me when I'm talking to you'? But psychological research has shown we think clearer when we don't make eye contact.

Claudia Hammond visits a school in Scotland where pupils are taught not to look at the teacher when answering questions.

Plus, should Britain learn lessons from Australia, where forced detention and temporary visas have caused severe mental health problems in those seeking asylum.

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What are the benefits of writing poetry for those who survived mental illness? Claudia Hammond meets the poets, and explores the relationship between mental illness and literature.

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Psychiatrist Dr Kwame McKenzie looks at the psychological stress caused by modern warfare.

He also asks whether the army has become so obsessed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, that it's ignoring the more prevalent mental health problems suffered by veterans - depression and alcoholism.

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The series returns to examine the everyday psychological challenges we face and to delve deeper into how our brains work.

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Claudia Hammond examines the everyday psychological challenges we face and delves into how the human brain works.

Claudia Hammond examines everyday psychological challenges we face and delves into how the human brain works.

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Kwame McKenzie examines everyday psychological challenges we face and delves into how the human brain works.

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Kwame McKenzie examines the everyday psychological challenges we face and delves deeper into how our brains work.

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Claudia Hammond considers whether our brains have an innate colour sense or whether we learn how to describe which colour is which as we learn to speak.

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Claudia Hammond reports on an American high school pupil who is objecting, through the courts, to the mass USA screening programme for mental illness.

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It's official - the brains of psychopaths react differently when they're dealing with other people's emotions.

Professor Kwame McKenzie reviews new research which could explain why extremely violent criminals do not care about others.

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The Mental Health Bill, currently on its second reading in the House of Lords, would re-define mental disorder and remove the 'treatability' test.

It would introduce community treatment orders and provide for indefinite detention as long as an offender's mental health problems posed a risk to others.

Professor Kwame McKenzie talks to the Mental Health Minister, Rosie Winterton, about this hugely controversial Bill.

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New rules about smoke-free public spaces mean that mental health units in England and Wales will have to ban cigarettes.

Only those whose stay is longer than six months will escape the new regulations.

But how will a 'no smoking' ban go down with the 70% of mental health patients who smoke? Claudia Hammond hears from patients and staff, some of whom fear banning smoking will lead to aggression, violence and increased rates of absconding.

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This edition features a woman who has contracted Alzheimer's Disease at the age of 52.

She and her husband talk about their plans for the moment when she won't be able to make decisions for herself.

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This programme considers new studies on the possibility of judging personality by appearance.

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Dr Raj Persaud investigates the recruitment crisis in the psychiatry profession and asks medical students why they are shunning the discipline.

Sheila Hollins, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, discusses her plans to turn things around.

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This edition looks at Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, the current treatment recommended for depression and other emotional disorders.

Raj visits a pilot project in East London to find out what the treatment involves and how effective it is.

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Dr Raj Persaud watches British Grand Prix stars Lewis Hamilton, David Coulthard and Jenson Button race at Goodwood and finds out how the latest developments in neuroscience are being used by Formula 1 teams to prepare their drivers for the track.

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Dr Raj Persaud sees how the latest computer gaming technology is being developed into a therapeutic tool for combat troops suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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Dr Raj Persaud hears from refugee doctors in the UK who are using their medical skills to mentor asylum seekers suffering from mental illness.

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How can we harness the power of the human nervous system in order to gain strategic advantage over our adversaries?

Dr Raj Persaud is joined by Jonathan Moreno, Director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics at the University of Virginia, to discuss the role of brain research in national defence.

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Dr Raj Persaud is joined by David Owen to discuss The Hubris Syndrome and the intoxication of power.

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Claudia Hammond presents the series exploring current developments in psychology and psychiatry.

She takes a virtual reality ride on the London Underground designed to test paranoid thoughts in the general population.

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She follows Janey Antoniou, a woman who hears constant voices in her head, as she teaches ambulance crews a greater understanding about caring for people who suffer from schizophrenia.

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Claudia Hammond presents the series exploring current developments in psychology and psychiatry.

Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD are rarely asked what they think about the stigma or the drugs they take.

But on this week's All In The Mind, children have their say.

The number of children who are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, has risen hugely in the UK, but what's striking in all the research is that children who have the condition are rarely asked what they think.

Claudia Hammond hears from youngsters about the stigma and bullying associated with having ADHD and how they feel about the drugs they take.

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Claudia Hammond presents the series exploring current developments in psychology and psychiatry.

She talks to the new president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Prof Dinesh Bhugra, about the stigma suffered by those with mental distress, the new Mental Health Act and why he believes so many acute in-patient wards are not fit for purpose.

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Claudia Hammond finds out about the practical and emotional support that is being offered to families of children in intensive care.

10,000 children are admitted to intensive care every year for life-saving treatment, and some of them are left with traumatic flashbacks.

Claudia hears about new research on the benefits of keeping diaries for such children and of having a shoulder to cry on for parents.

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Claudia Hammond hears about the potential advantages of video-taping people while they are suffering from hallucinations or a psychosic episode, which has been shown to give patients a greater understanding of their illness.

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Claudia Hammond explores how treatment for eating disorders can be a postcode lottery.

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Claudia Hammond examines the rising popularity of mental health blogs.

Two prominent bloggers explain why they think the blogosphere is proving to be so important in mental health.

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Claudia Hammond presents the series exploring current developments in psychology and psychiatry.

She talks to researchers who have studied a rare condition which prevents a person from making facial expressions and discovers how they can help those people to express their identities.

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Claudia Hammond reports from Cardiff on trials of Magnetic Seizure Therapy, a treatment for major depressive illnesses that it is hoped will replace Electroconvulsive Therapy, which is more damaging to the short-term memory.

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Could hobbies like knitting help to keep depression at bay? Plus psychological research that could help us all to be more persuasive.

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Claudia Hammond presents the series exploring the latest scientific research about the brain and the mind.

More than a third of Britons say that they believe in ghosts and nearly as many claim to have actually seen one.

Could these paranormal experiences be due to naturally-occurring electro-magnetic fields and low level sound, which make people feel that something 'strange' is happening? Claudia hears from scientists who actually built their own 'haunted room' in an attempt to show that they could induce a haunting by manipulating energy fields and sound.

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Claudia Hammond speaks to the UK's first Mental Health Liaison Officer, Richard Harwin, to see how he can help those with mental health problems to have better experiences when dealing with the police.

People with mental health problems are often reluctant to report crimes.

Richard Harwin discusses examples of vulnerable people having their houses taken over by drug dealers.

They are often bullied and intimidated into not reporting to the police, or fear they may be held accountable for the crimes taking place in their homes.

Richard's job is to work with the police and those with mental health problems in the Hackney area of London.

He was a psychiatric nurse before becoming a police officer and he trains other officers about mental illness.

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Munchausen by Proxy, when a parent deliberately falsifies illness in a child by making up or even causing symptoms, has been renamed as Fabricated or Induced Illness after controversial cases in the past few years.

But senior doctors are concerned that there is now a public reluctance to accept that the condition does exist, however rare.

Claudia hears about the cases, usually mothers, who do harm their children on purpose.

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Claudia Hammond travels to Portugal to find out how decrimalising drugs could help addicts.

In 2001, Portugal became the only European country to decriminalise all drugs, from cannabis to heroin.

Claudia reports from Lisbon to find out how the policy has affected drug use in the intervening years.

Visiting a hospital there, she finds that psychiatrists play a large role in determining people's level of addiction.

They counsel anyone using cannabis through to harder, more addictive drugs such as crack cocaine and heroin.

Critics have said that spending time on cannabis users reduces time spent on more serious cases.

Yet those in favour of the system argue that tackling drug abuse from 'low level' use such as cannabis can lead to helping more people with more severe problems.

On her return to the UK, Claudia finds out if such a system would have any place within psychiatric care in England.

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Claudia Hammond and guests discuss ways of dealing with self harm, something that more teenagers do in the UK than anywhere else in Europe.

The programme hears about a Sheffield clinic which has significantly reduced incidents of adolescents cutting and harming themselves by introducing a new 'zero tolerance' rule.

But this has proved to be a controversial measure, because many believe that accepting and working with self-harming behaviours is the best approach in the long term.

The doctor behind the Sheffield experiment tells Claudia what led him and his team to introduce this new policy and Marjorie Wallace from SANE explains why she doesn't think that banning self harm works.

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A look at moves to improve help for those with mental illness who end up in police custody

In April 2009, Lord Bradley completed a review of how those with mental illness are treated in the Criminal Justice System.

The aim was to see how those with mental illness and learning difficulties could be diverted from prison and given other care and guidance to prevent them reoffending.

The review has come up with many recommendations.

Claudia Hammond visits two Diversion Schemes - one aimed at adults and the other at young offenders, to see what diversion really means and how these approaches can help someone with mental illness.

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To mark Dementia Awareness Week, Claudia Hammond asks how we are placed to deal with the fact that, in just 20 years, one and a half million of us will have a fatal brain disease.

There is no cure, and no treatment that can even slow it down; dementia is the health challenge of our generation.

Claudia talks to the British scientists at the forefront of the global race to find a way to treat Alzheimer's disease and asks why so many people's dementia remains undiagnosed.

Patients and carers state what improvements in health and social care they want to see and Claudia visits one of the government's flagship new memory services, which is modelling the improvements contained in the government's new National Dementia Strategy.

Claudia Hammond asks how we are placed to deal with growing numbers of dementia sufferers.

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Claudia Hammond examines Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to find out if it is, as some people think, the easy option in helping them come to terms with mental illness.

CBT has been branded a panecea for treating mental illness.

Some people think it would be easier to have a course of this than to delve into their past and address their relationships with their parents.

Yet is a course of CBT that easy? It looks at people's behavioural patterns and sees how they can change them in order to deal with situations better.

Change is sometimes hard to come to terms with, so CBT might not be the easy option.

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Claudia Hammond asks if we can be taught to be happy.

Dr Martin Seligman's mission is to promote positive psychology.

He says that psychology has spent over a hundred years studying misery and it might be more rewarding to look at what makes people happy.

Doing brave things might be one way to make us happier, or at least have interesting results, as Claudia discovers.

If Dr Seligman is right, should we be introducing happiness classes into the national curriculum to prevent children becoming depressed adults? Wellington College's headmaster, Anthony Sheldon, has initiated wellbeing classes to teach pupils resilience.

Claudia meets some of the pupils and discovers if the teenagers think this is helpful or if they are sceptical about it.

Not everyone may want to be cheery, however, and work by American psychologist Julie Norem suggests that defensive pessimism might be a better strategy for some people.

Claudia Hammond asks Martin Seligman if we can all be taught to be happy.

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The wisdom of adopted children having ongoing contact with their birth family has achieved axiomatic status in adoption and fostering services, but some professionals are now challenging the current orthodoxy.

When children aren't told the full truth about their early maltreatment, they argue, ongoing contact amounts to a 'grievous mistake'.

Claudia Hammond talks to adopting and fostering families about the harm they believe was caused by their child maintaining a relationship with their birth families, and hears why some professionals think the policy should be re-thought.

Claudia Hammond hears the latest debate on the psychology behind adoption.

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Claudia Hammond presents the series exploring the latest scientific research about the brain and the mind.

Claudia Hammond presents the series exploring the latest scientific research.

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For decades, psychologists, teachers and employers have used IQ testing to measure learning potential, but now scientists say that instead of IQ, testing 'working memory' is a far more accurate predictor of academic success.

Dr Tracy Alloway from Stirling University says that a recent experiment has shown that measuring working memory, or our capacity to learn, helped to predict children's future grades more accurately than IQ tests.

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Alois Alzheimer, Hans Asperger, Sergei Korsakoff all lent their names to the disease, syndrome or autistic disorder that they first identified.

Claudia Hammond talks to Professor Douwe Draaisma about the personal background of these brain researchers as well as the individual patients on which such scientific breakthroughs were made.

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How can a good night's sleep improve your memory? Why does the answer to a crossword clue suddenly appear first thing in the morning after a night's rest? In this week's programme Claudia Hammond talks to psychologist, Kimberly Fenn about what happens in the brain when we sleep and why it can significantly improve our memory.

Hysteria or conversion disorder is surprisingly, not confined to medical history.

Nearly 1 in 5 patients seen by neurologists will have symptoms like paralysis, fits or loss of vision which can't be explained neurologically.

Claudia talks to neurologist, Mark Edwards and psychiatrist, Richard Kanaan about the history of conversion disorder, how common it is today, the best way to treat it and its complex causes.

Also in the programme, Claudia meets the carers getting involved in mental health research and why their input is making a a difference to research projects exploring mental health across the country.

The power of sleep to improve memory and why hysteria isn't a thing of the past.

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"Nudge" was the best-selling book that David Cameron famously ordered his shadow cabinet to read over their summer holidays.

The previous Labour government had already shown some interest in the new science of behavioural economics, but as Prime Minister, Cameron put the ideas of University of Chicago behavioural economist, David Thaler, at the heart of his government, and set up the world's first Behavioural Insight Team, or "Nudge Unit".

Based in the Cabinet Office and led by psychologist, David Halpern, this small team is chewing over ways to persuade us to make the "right" decisions about the way we live using a nudge, rather than a regulatory shove - but will it work ?

Claudia Hammond talks to the Behavioural Insight Team about where they believe they can really make a difference and finds out whether the psychological research to date, justifies the belief that major policy challenges like crime, obesity and environmental sustainability, can be tackled using behavioural science.

And Claudia hears from the critics, sceptical that evidence of individual behaviour change can be extrapolated to whole populations when it comes to the most serious problems in our society.

Producer: Fiona Hill.

Can we be 'nudged' into good behaviour? We report on the UK's Behavioural Insight Team.

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Daniel Kahneman

Widely regarded as the world's most influential living psychologist, Daniel Kahneman, reflects on his lifetime's research on why we make the "wrong" decisions.

He won the Nobel Prize for Economics for his pioneering work with Amos Tversky on the irrational ways we make decisions about risk.

He directly challenged traditional economic orthodoxy that we are rational, logical and selfish in the choices we make, laying the foundations for behavioural economics.

And his research quantified how real people, rather than textbook examples, consistently make less than rational choices, prey to the quirks of human perception and intuition.

Claudia Hammond talks to him about "anchoring" and "priming" and why he fears for the behaviour of people motivated by money.

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Could conjoined twin girls, joined at the head have two brains but share a mind? One girl is pricked for a blood test, her sister cries.

Or one watches TV, the other laughs at the images her sister sees.

What does the connection of these young girls' brains reveal about the difference between brain and mind?

Producers: Fiona Hill and Pam Rutherford.

One of the world's most influential psychologists, Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman.

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Claudia Hammond reports on new research which followed over 6000 young children through school and found that if they experienced long term or very severe bullying by their peers, their risk of developing serious mental health problems like Borderline personality disorder was increased by as much as seven times.

Borderline Personality disorder is normally diagnosed in adulthood and is characterised by a difficulty in maintaining relationships, emotional instability, extreme risk taking and sometimes self harm.

Claudia discusses why bullying by peers can have such a powerful effect and why that influence can be so much stronger than from others, even your parents.

New research on the powerful effect of childhood bullying and future mental health.

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Claudia Hammond reports on an innovative mentoring project in Manchester where people with social phobia, agoraphobia or other anxiety disorders are matched up with volunteer mentors who've been through, and recovered their own experience of anxiety.

They meet once a week for six months and initial results are finding great success with those on the scheme reporting significant reductions in their own anxiety.

Claudia meets the mentors and mentees and to find out how and why it works and asks whether similar schemes could spread across the country.

Why an innovative mentoring scheme for people with anxiety disorders is so successful.

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Zoe from South Wales spent twelve years with undiagnosed Bipolar Disorder.

The personal cost to this mother of three was devastating, as, over the years, she was told she had Post Natal Depression and treated with anti-depressants.

It's long been recognised that Bipolar Disorder could be under-diagnosed and Claudia Hammond hears about a pilot study to screen for the condition in Leicester.

Producer: Fiona Hill.

Mistaken diagnosis: Zoe on 'twelve lost years' without treatment for her bipolar disorder.

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Claudia Hammond explores the implications from the latest developments in neuroscience for the legal process and asks what kind of new brain based information might be submissible as evidence in court? Claudia will explore the ethical issues raised by the possibility of predicting criminal behaviour and asks what our rapidly increased understanding of how the brain works will mean for how we understand decision-making, free will, and systems of punishment.

Producer: Pam Rutherford.

How the latest developments in understanding of the brain affect law and evidence in court

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Claudia Hammond reports on the results of the BBC's scientific study into the UK's stress levels.

The BBC Stress test was launched in June and the results have just been revealed.

How anxious and depressed are we and what does this huge psychology experiment tell us about the causes of all kinds of mental ill health.

Peter Kinderman, professor of clinical psychology at the University of Liverpool, reveals the results of the first experiment of this size and asks what it can tell us about our mental well being and what coping mechanisms we can use to be more resilient to stress.

Producer: Pam Rutherford.

How stressed are we as a nation? Results from a scientific study of the UK's stress levels

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Claudia Hammond reports on 60 years of the Anna Freud Centre and how it uses neuroscience.

In the first of a new series, presenter Claudia Hammond reports on the latest developments in neuroscience, mental health and psychology.

Anna Freud was the daughter of Sigmund Freud who pioneered child psychotherapy. She set up the Hampstead War nurseries during the Second World War, which became the Anna Freud Centre after her death in 1982. The Centre is now celebrating its 60th anniversary and Claudia investigates how it has changed and asks what the eponymous founder would think of its many new projects, including neuroscience and teenage brains.

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Can psychosis be treated with talking therapy alone? - news from a radical new trial.

Anti-psychotic medication has long been seen as the first line of treatment for psychosis. In fact, prescriptions are increasing in the UK and around the world. But there's criticism that the effectiveness of these drugs has been over-estimated, and the serious side effects, underestimated. Now, in the first trial of its kind in the world, treating psychosis using talking therapies alone, is being measured and analysed.

It is the first time psychological treatment, in the absence of medication, has been put to the test, and the results of this experiment have the potential to transform the treatment options for the many people who have diagnoses of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Tony Morrison, Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester, is leading the research along with colleagues in the North East of England. He tells Claudia Hammond that patients should be given more choice about the treatments they're offered for psychosis, instead of medication always being the default option.

And trial participants, Natalie and Steve, describe their experience of psychosis and the treatments that helped them to recover and stay well.

Producer: Fiona Hill.

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How accurate is gaydar, the guessing of a person's sexuality just by looking at them?

Most of us think we're pretty good at guessing when somebody's gay or straight, but what signals are we using to make our decision, and how often are we right ?

Psychologists at Queen Mary University of London are, for the first time, trying to isolate the individual signals and patterns in somebody's face, in order to work out exactly what motivates us to make a snap decision about sexuality.

Using cutting edge computer imagery, researchers have found a way of transferring male facial expressions onto female faces and vice versa, which means they can work out exactly how our "gaydar" works.

Hopes are that the work will help to challenge stereotypes and prejudice by increasing awareness of how quickly, and often inaccurately, people classify each other.

Producer: Fiona Hill.

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The chilling history of the Victorian 'mad doctor'. Claudia Hammond talks to Sarah Wise.

Author Sarah Wise talks to Claudia Hammond about the wealth of evidence she has uncovered about the rise, in 19th Century Britain, of the "mad doctor".

This new generation of medical men were powerful and corruptible, and there are many stories of difficult family members being locked up in lunatic asylums - or "living tombs" as they were called - in return for bribes.

And it seems that far from the classic view of women being the main victim of such skulduggery, moneyed men were more likely targets as relatives and business partners sought to get hold of their cash and property.

Suspicion and anger towards the asylum committal procedure crossed classes, and there were protests in the streets against "lunacy inquisitions".

Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald.

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In a culture obsessed by body image, how do people cope when they become disfigured?

Our looks are our "social currency" so what happens when our appearance is radically altered by disfigurement ?

How people cope, psychologically, with dramatic changes to the way they look is the subject of a major new research project, and the results challenge many myths about who copes best.

"Time is a great healer", "women care about their looks more than men", "the more serious the disfigurement, the harder it is to cope", are all beliefs challenged in this new study.

Claudia Hammond hears one woman's story about how she coped with dramatic changes to her appearance and talks to Nichola Rumsey and Diana Harcourt from the Centre for Appearance Research in Bristol about their new research.

Producer: Fiona Hill.

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Claudia Hammond on why we continue to believe information even when we are told it's wrong

Why we continue to believe information even when we are told its wrong. Claudia Hammond discovers how the brain stores facts and why we don't erase erroneous explanations.

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How reading a baby's mind helps their development, Claudia Hammond investigates.

How reading a baby's mind aids their development, Claudia Hammond investigates a new technique which helps depressed mothers connect with their infants.

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Do older people want or need specialist mental health services? Claudia Hammond investigates. A London-based Vietnamese community has developed a recipe to prevent homesickness.

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Claudia launches 3 new awards to recognise outstanding help and support in mental health.

For its 25th anniversary All in the Mind launches 3 new awards to recognise outstanding help, support or advice in the field of mental health. Claudia Hammond explains the categories and how to nominate. Also in the programme, a new look at one of the most famous and controversial psychology experiments ever. In 1961 Stanley Milgram ran a series of experiments where unwitting volunteers were ordered to give increasing electric shocks to a man they'd never met under the guise of research into memory. Many gave a series of increasing shocks up to 450 Volts despite hearing screams and calls for help from the unseen 'victim'. But it was a set up. The shocks were fake and the victim was an actor. The results of Milgram's obedience research caused a worldwide sensation. Milgram reported that people had repeatedly shocked a man they believed to be in pain or even dying and he linked his findings to Nazi behaviour. But was his version of the results really what happened? Claudia Hammond talks to Gina Perry who has researched Milgram's unpublished papers and spoken to those who took part in the experiment. Her findings reveal a story far from Milgram's own version of his obedience research.

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Claudia goes behind the scenes of the Science Museum's new psychology exhibition, Mind Maps.

How do you change teenagers' negative body images? Psychological strategies can help young people defend themselves against unrealistic expectations and stop them "fat talking". Claudia Hammond reports on a new study by Dr Helen Sharpe of Kings College London

Last week All in the Mind launched its 25th anniversary Awards scheme. This week clinical psychologist and All in the Mind Award judge Guy Holmes explains what makes a good therapeutic group.

Learning complicated dance steps can be challenging, as the celebrities on BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing discover every week. New research by Professor Margaret Wilson has shown that one technique used by dancers known as marking can improve performance. Claudia cha cha challenges her two left feet with Strictly star Robin Windsor.

How do you change teenagers negative body images? Psychological strategies can help young people defend themselves against unrealistic expectations and stop them "fat talking". Claudia Hammond reports on a new study.

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Does performing rituals improve the taste of food? Claudia Hammond investigates.

Why rituals like blowing out candles on a birthday cake or carving a turkey at the table before eating can improve the taste of food. Claudia Hammond talks to Michael Norton from Harvard University about his new research which shows the effect can work for chocolate and even carrots.

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Claudia takes a musical journey inside the brain looking at the very latest neuroscientific research on everything from how we notice patterns in music to why the beat can be so powerful.

We're not born with musical ability, but the brain is an efficient machine that lets us learn the rules. But what about the people who can't understand music? And how can our emotional responses to music be used therapeutically?

When it comes to understanding the mind and the brain, the beauty of music is that there are so many dimensions to it - there's pitch, rhythm, melody, our memories and that all-important emotional element. These are rich pickings for those using it to try to understand the workings of the mind better and to develop new therapies.

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Claudia Hammond finds out why your exercise regime could be hindered if you have been taxing your brain too much. She talks to Professor Samuele Marcora from the University of Kent about his research on why the chemical by products of being mentally exhausted can actually make physical exercise much harder. He discusses his new research with the Ministry of Defence where he is finding that soldiers can be trained to resist the overwhelming effects of cognitive fatigue. Also in the programme the moral distress experienced by nurses and more results from the BBC Stress test and what it reveals about mental well-being.

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Starting a new business when you have got a serious mental health problem.

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Starting a new business when you have got a serious mental health problem.

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Claudia Hammond hears from a shortlisted entry to the All in the Mind mental health awards

Claudia Hammond discusses some of the entries to the All in the Mind mental health awards and she hears from one of the shortlisted entries. Also in the programme in World War I the Craiglockhart hospital near Edinburgh was a military psychiatric hospital treating shell shocked soldiers. Claudia travels to the hospital to see recently discovered editions of The Hydra - a magazine produced by patients and edited by Wilfred Owen with poems by Siegfried Sassoon who were both patients. Claudia hears how the magazine didn't talk directly about treatment or how soldiers were ill, referring instead to someone feeling a little seedy or not at the top of their game. And while the celebrated poets have made the magazine famous she finds out that the other contributions from regular soldiers are as equally moving.

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Are mental health services in crisis? Claudia Hammond talks to Sue Bailey.

Are mental health services in crisis? Claudia Hammond talks to Sue Bailey, president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists who has recently written about her fears that mental health is at a tipping point and could be heading towards its own Stafford Hospital style scandal. Claudia also hears from another shortlisted entry to the All in the Mind mental health awards.

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Claudia Hammond hears from a shortlisted entry to the All in the Mind mental health awards

Why does one child become rebellious and another not? Claudia Hammond talks to Mark McDermott from the University of East London about new research into parenting and rebelliousness. She also hears from another shortlisted entry to the All in the Mind mental health awards.

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Claudia hears from an All in the Mind awards finalist. And mental health in the City.

Claudia Hammond hears from another pair of finalists in the All in the Mind awards. She also talks to the senior City executives who are calling for urgent changes to mental health provision for workers in the Square Mile.

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Visual overload; All in the Mind mental health awards finalist; professional boundaries.

Magician Chris Cox tricks Claudia Hammond's attention system and Professor Nilli Lavie explains what is happening in our brains when our visual system is overloaded; Claudia hears from Mike who nominated Pat in the professional category of the All in the Mind Mental Health Awards after she guided him through addiction and mental health problems lasting 15 years; and psychologist Guy Holmes discusses the difficulties of navigating professional boundaries.

Claudia Hammond meets more finalists in the All in the Mind 25th anniversary awards.

Claudia Hammond hears from another pair of finalists in the All in the Mind 25th anniversary awards. And she chairs a discussion about professional boundaries between therapists and their clients.

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Claudia Hammond meets more finalists in the All in the Mind 25th anniversary awards.

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Claudia Hammond meets two more finalists in the All in the Mind 25th anniversary awards.

She talks to a mother who's been nominated by her daughter with anorexia. For years she has tried to help her, staying up at night to check her pulse and as her daughter put it "even when I was a bag of bones, all pointy-edged and cold she'd sit and cuddle me". We hear why she feels she went way beyond her parental duties. Claudia also hears from the man who nominated Maytree, a sanctuary for the suicidal and the only place of its kind in the UK, about why Maytree saved his life. Also in the programme Professor Janet Treasure discusses new research on the so-called love hormone oxytocin and why it can disrupt the way that people with anorexia view food and body shape.

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Claudia Hammond explores pioneering new research into radicalisation.

Claudia explores pioneering new research into radicalisation. She finds out why being depressed and socially isolated makes you more likely to sympathise with terrorist actions.

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Psychologists call for radical change in how to treat people who experience psychosis.

If you have extremely suspicious thoughts, or you hear voices that other people can't hear, traditionally these are seen as signs of mental illness, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. This week a major new report from the British Psychological Society calls for a radical change in the way we think and offer help to people who are experiencing psychosis. Claudia Hammond investigates how our knowledge, attitudes and treatment of psychosis and schizophrenia have changed over the past decade.

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Claudia Hammond on how stockpiling clutter and possessions can tip into hoarding disorder.

Stockpiling possessions and collecting obsessively can tip into Hoarding Disorder, a condition recently recognised as a mental health problem.

Martin tells Claudia Hammond how his growing collection of cars, trucks and bikes awaiting "renovation" was growing out of control, and how a self help group for hoarders helped him to come to face up to his problem. NHS Clinical Psychologist Sophie Holmes describes the need for services to provide help and support for this often hidden group of people.

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Claudia Hammond investigate the mind, the brain and why we behave the way that we do.

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Claudia Hammond examines the evidence on whether screen time is bad for young people.

Claudia Hammond examines the evidence asking whether screen time is bad for young people.

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Claudia Hammond on new research that could prevent ear worms, plus how to be invisible.

Claudia Hammond with the latest in psychology, neuroscience and mental health. This week her studio guest is neuroscientist Phil Beaman from Reading University, his latest research suggests a novel way to prevent those irritating earworms that plague most of us at one time or another. Plus how to be invisible, researchers in Sweden have discovered a way to trick the brain so people feel invisible. And that dress, earlier in the year pictures of a dress went viral and it divided families but does it matter if you think its blue and black or white and gold? Researcher Brad Pearce asks an audience at the Wellcome Collection.

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Claudia Hammond presents the series that explores the limits and potential of the human mind.

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Claudia explores how attitudes to mental health have changed over the last 25 years.

The first ever edition of All in the Mind was broadcast in October 1988. For its 25th anniversary, Claudia Hammond is joined by community psychiatrist, Graham Thornicroft, Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind and by the artist, Bobby Baker to look back at archive editions of the programme and explore how attitudes to mental health have changed in the last 25 years. Have campaigns to raise awareness of mental health been successful and how far is there still to go? More and more public figures are talking about their own experience of mental illness. Even last year MPs made history by opening up to the House of Commons about their own mental health problems. How much do these kinds of conversations help change attitudes?

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Claudia explores the real-world impact of psychology research over the last 25 years.

The first ever edition of All in the Mind was broadcast 25 years ago. In the second of three anniversary programmes Claudia Hammond and guests look back at archive editions of the programme to examine what impact psychology research has had on our lives over the last 25 years. How does evidence-based psychology affect policy decisions? Is psychology just 'proving the obvious' or has it offered insights into ourselves which we could never have guessed?

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Professors Sophie Scott and Irene Tracey examine 25 years of understanding the brain.

In this special anniversary programme Claudia Hammond looks at developments in neuroscience and how our understanding of the brain has changed.

In 1988 scientists predicted that new techniques of scanning the brain would lead to exciting innovative treatments for diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Researchers were enthusiastic about the possibilities of seeing what went on in the brain. Many had high hopes that this would help us understand how and why mental health problems develop. But how much progress has been made?

Professor Irene Tracey Director of the Oxford Centre for functional magnetic resonance imaging of the brain and Professor Sophie Scott from the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London discuss with Claudia the major advances in this fast growing field but also take a sceptical look and asks whether with highly ambitious big brain studies the science is still promising more than it delivers.

All In The Mind Awards, Elegy, Directors In Theatre And Film Turn To Psychologists2016050320160504 (R4)

All in the Mind awards, Elegy, why theatre and film directors are turning to psychologists

We hear the second nomination in this year's All in the Mind Awards - where we asked you to nominate the person or group who has made a difference to your mental health. Last week we heard from the first of the finalists in the groups category. This week we have the first of our individuals.

Neuroscience may be a young science, but discoveries are coming through fast. Will we see a day where everything is known about the brain and where parts of it that have gone wrong can even be replaced with computer chips? This is the premise of a new play called Elegy at the Donmar Warehouse in London. Cognitive neuroscientist Catherine Loveday reviews the play.

Why are theatre and film directors, who have long turned to historians and scientists for help, increasingly embracing psychology? Claudia Hammond talks to University of Berkeley Psychology Professor Dacher Keltner who was invited to advise on the Pixar animation Inside Out and to director Simon McBurney who sought advice about the psychology of time perception in advance of his production Encounter.

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Claudia Hammond finds out why astronauts' experiences of seeing Earth from space can have profound effects on their feelings towards planet Earth. She talks to astronaut, Michael Lopez-Alegria, and trainee counselling psychologist, Annahita Nezami, about the Overview Effect and how the power of planet Earth may have therapeutic value for everyone back on terra firma. Clinical psychologist, Linda Blair, is one of the judges on the All in the Mind awards. She talks about how to have a conversation with someone who may be having problems with their mental health and what makes a good, empathetic listener. Thomas Dixon, Director of the Centre for the History of the Emotions at Queen Mary University, London, talks about the history of crying and why the stiff upper lip was just a blip in history. Also, Claudia talks to forensic psychologist, Bruno Verschuere, about his research into why we become worse at lying as we get older.

Big Brain Projects - Anti-depressants - Learning Disability And Bereavement2013052120130522

Europe and the USA are spending millions mapping the brain but will this approach pay off?

In the US scientists are working out the details of President Obama's $100 million BRAIN initiative,

and the EU is funding the billion euro Human Brain project. What will these expensive projects tell us, and are we even asking the right questions? Mind Hacker Vaughan Bell analyses the debate.

Novelist Alex Peston talks about his essay on creativity and antidepressants, and Claudia Hammond asks Nooreen Akhtar of Aberdeen University about her analysis of how antidepressants are portrayed in the press.

Noelle Blackman of Respond discusses the benefits of bereavement counselling for adults with learning disabilities.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Social Media And Ptsd, Preventing Procrastination2015051220150513 (R4)
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Professor Anthony Clare discusses the psychological phenomenon of burnout in sport.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy20030326

has become the treatment of choice for any number of psychological problems, from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to Eating Disorders.

Now it's even being used with patients with cancer and DIABETES.

Dr Raj Persaud meets Professor Aaron Beck, the creator of CBT, and hears what he thinks of the various directions his therapy has taken.

Conspiracy Theories, New Mps On Mental Health, Raw Sounds Music Project2015052620150527 (R4)

Claudia Hammond with the latest in psychology, neuroscience and mental health.

Claudia Hammond presents the latest in psychology, neuroscience and mental health.

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One in seven of us will at some point in our lives suffer from chronic pain.

Dr Tanya Byron looks at how the treatment of this condition is bringing together both the medical and psychological worlds.

Just how much of the pain we feel is determined by our fear and perception of pain? Dr Byron meets adolescents suffering from chronic pain, and their parents, to find out how they can get help to lead more normal lives.

Researchers at Oxford University test Dr Byron's pain threshold by torturing her to see what's happening in her brain.

In this week's All in the Mind, Dr Tanya Byron looks at how the treatment of this condition is bringing together both the medical and psychological worlds.

Just how much of the pain we feel is determined by our fear and perception of pain?

Tanya meets adolescents suffering from chronic pain and their parents to find out how CBT can help them lead more normal lives.

And researchers at Oxford University test her pain threshold by torturing her - all in the interests of science - to see what's happening in her brain.

Dsm-5; Should Therapists Cry - Sleep And Mental Illness2013050720130508

How will the new edition of the American Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders impact the UK? Plus new research into the link between sleep and mental illness

Exam Revision - Therapists Who Cry - Nhs Acute Bed Shortages - Skin Disorders2013051420130515

It's exam time and students up and down the country are busy revising. But what methods actually work ? The handy highlighter pen and last-minute cramming come bottom of the list.

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Professor

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And throughout the new series, the programme will feature a user's guide to emotions.

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Professor

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Today: when a man loves a woman - Dr Maryon Tysoe on the psychological problems of romance.

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with Anthony Clare.

This week Anthony Storr Mes to explain why some People choose to live alone. Producers Nadine Grieve and Wyfanwy Vickers

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Actor Brian Blessed talks about his nervous breakdown, and his recovery, with Professor Anthony Clare.

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Last programme in the series presented by Professor Anthony Clare. When you're on the consulting couch what can you learn about your analyst, counsellor or therapist from the style of their rooms?

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Today, Dr Maryon Tysoe reports from the annual conference of the British Psychological Society. Producer Nick Utechin

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The magazine devoted to matters of the mind.

Professor Anthony Clare presents a drugs special. producer Nick Utechm

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Will the advent of video-phones lead to greater telephone apprehension? And the first in a three-part series on life in the psychiatric unit at

Withington Hospital, Manchester.

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with Professor Anthony Clare. Will video-phones lead to greater telephone apprehension? And life in the psychiatric unit at Withington Hospital.

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with Professor Anthony Clare. Including a discussion on the rights and wrongs of treating psychiatric patients with drugs.

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Professor Anthony Clare presents the weekly magazine devoted to matters of the mind, including this week a report on the psychological effects of Aids on the immediate family.

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Professor Anthony Clare presents a sports special, including a report on psychological testing of a round-the-world yacht race crew.

Producer Nick Utechin

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In the last programme of the series, Professor

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In the last programme of the series, Professor

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Today, the first of three features on how well the community cares for those with mental illness.

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This week Professor Anthony Clare talks to Ruth Rendell about the use of Psychology in her novels. Plus a special report on the fear of performing. Producer Nadine Grieve

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Professor Anthony Clare talks to novelist Ruth Rendell. Plus: the fear of performing.

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Prof Anthony Clare presents the magazine devoted to matters of the mind. This week: a report on the psychological stresses of sailing around the world.

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Travelling back in time to the origins of the Masons, westward to Los Angeles and north to Manchester, Professor

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Travelling back in time to the origins of the Masons, westward to Los Angeles and north to Manchester, Professor Anthony Clare looks at the development and psychology of gangs.

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Presented by Professor Anthony Clare. Apartheid and South African

Psychologists - how much responsiblity should they shoulder?

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Presented by Professor Anthony Clare. Why do men hate women - a look into the minds of violent men.

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Professor Anthony Clare looks at cognitive therapy. Can training the mind ever cure mental illness?

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In the last of the present series, Professor Anthony Clare looks at mental Workouts for mental fitness, plus a special report on electro-convulsive therapy.

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The programme that deals with matters psychological and psychiatric. Professor Anthony Clare hears about a new psychometric instrument capable of identifying young people at risk from substance abuse.

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Professor Anthony Clare celebrates 750 years of Bedlam. Last in series. Repeated from Tuesday

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Professor Anthony Clare returns with the magazine programme which investigates matters psychological and psychiatric. This edition looks at the role of cognitive therapy in mental health.

Producer Constance St Louis

Repeated Sunday 10.15pm

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Professor Anthony Clare presents the magazine programme investigating matters psychological and psychiatric. A look at cognitive therapy. Repeated from Tuesday

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Magazine programme which investigates matters psychological and psychiatric. Dr Susan Blakemore marks World Mental Health Day by looking at mental health in different cultures around the world. Producer Constance St Louis Repeated Sunday 10.15pm

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Unknown: Dr Susan Blakemore

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Marking World Mental Health Day. Repeated from Tuesday

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Magazine programme which investigates matters psychological and psychiatric.

This week. Professor Anthony Clare highlights the role played by Psychological therapies in the treatment of schizophrenia. Producer Constance St Louis Repeated Sunday 10.15pm

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Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare

Played By: Psychological Therapies

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Magazine programme investigating matters psychological and psychiatric. Repeated from Tuesday

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Magazine programme which investigates matters psychological and psychiatric. Professor Anthony Clare investigates attempts to improve the quality of service offered by professional psychologists. Producer Constance St Louis Repeated Sunday 10.15pm

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Series examining matters psychological and psychiatric.

Professor Anthony Clare investigates attempts to improve the service offered by psychologists. Repeated from Tuesday

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Magazine programme which investigates matters psychological and psychiatric. Professor Anthony Clare discusses the link between religion and mental health. Producer Constance St Louis Repeated Sunday 10.15pm

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A look at religion and mental health. Repeated from Tuesday

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Magazine programme which investigates matters psychological and psychiatric. Do children respond to therapy? In a special programme Professor Anthony Clare looks at mental health and children.

Producer Constance St Louis Repeated Sunday 10.15pm

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Matters psychological and psychiatric. Professor Anthony Clare looks at mental health and children.

Repeated from Tuesday

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Magazine programme which investigates matters psychological and psychiatric. Professor Anthony Clare looks at how people suffering from mental illness are perceived in the workplace and in the community. Producer Constance St Louis Repeated Sunday 10.15pm

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Professor Anthony Clare looks at how people with mental illness are perceived. Repeated from Tuesday

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Last in the series of the magazine programme investigating matters psychological and psychiatric.

Professor Anthony Clare poses the question: is counselling good for you? Producer Constance St Louis Repeated Sunday 10.15pm

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Series investigating matters psychiatric. Professor Anthony Clare poses the question: is counselling good for you? Repeated from Tuesday

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Intensive Care Unit And Post Traumatic Stress Disorder20030319

Dr Raj Persaud looks at research into the nature of the trauma suffered by patients in intensive care units.

New evidence suggests that this is psychological as well as physical.

Launch Of 2016 All In The Mind Awards, Latest Results From Big Brain Projects20151110
Memory And Depression - Global Mental Health - Compassion Training2013060420130605

How an ancient memory training technique can help people with depression. Can people learn compassion? Claudia Hammond explores the limits and potential of the human mind.

Mindfulness, Rest And Slothfulness, All In The Mind Awards, Compulsive Sexual Behaviour And The Internet20151124

Over the last decade mindfulness has grown in popularity and is recommended in many settings such as the NHS, schools, the work place and prisons. But how strong is the scientific data? Mental Elf blogger Andre Tomlin and Professor Willem Kuyken review the evidence.

All in the Mind Awards Judge Marion Janner talks to Claudia Hammond on the mindfulness of gardening and how to take part in the awards.

Plus the search for rest: is being slothful still a sin?

New research from Valerie Voon, a Consultant Neuropsychiatrist at Cambridge University, uncovers what's happening in the brains of people with compulsive sexual behaviour. The results suggest that the constant supply of novel images from the internet can drive this behaviour and Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist Graham Music discusses how the findings could be translated to the clinic.

Neuromyths In Schools - Psychosis And Prisons - The Case Of Hm2013052820130529

New knowledge about the brain is feeding its way into the classroom, but there are fears that neuromyths are thoroughly muddled up with neurofacts. With Claudia Hammond.

Preventing Ptsd2012121120121212

How changing the way you think could prevent PTSD or Post Traumatic Shock Disorder.

Rates of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD in the emergency services are much higher than the general population, but new research at Kings College, London, and Oxford University suggests that it's possible to protect staff of the 999 Services by teaching them how to think differently.

Dr Jennifer Wild and her doctoral student, Rachel White, have discovered that by training people to concentrate on HOW the event is unfolding rather than WHY, significantly fewer PTSD-type symptoms are reported.

Researchers exposed volunteers to traumatic films with visuals of accidents and deaths, but whereas those in the WHY group were encouraged to focus on the abstract, on why such terrible things happen and what it would mean for the people involved and their families, the HOW group was prompted to focus on the specific and objective details of the event without straying into its greater meaning.

The results showed that the WHY group suffered from more intrusive memories, flashbacks and hyper-arousal than the HOW group, suggesting that if emergency workers could be trained to change their thinking, then psychological trauma could be reduced.

Claudia Hammond discusses the implications of these findings with Dr Jennifer Wild and talks to "Bob", who suffered severe PTSD for years after traumatic events in the armed forces and later the police went untreated.

Producer: Fiona Hill.

Problem Gambling; Owls And Larks; Milgram Revisited; Depression And Gut Instinct2014111820141119 (R4)

Claudia finds out about the only NHS clinic for problem gamblers. Should there be more?

Claudia Hammond talks to Henrietta Bowden-Jones who runs the only NHS clinic for problem gamblers. Based in Central London it offers help to problem gamblers across the country. Treatment is mainly group based cognitive behavioural therapy. As many as 8 out of 10 patients, who are mostly men, have stopped gambling after 8 weeks of treatment at the clinic. But should more similar treatment centres be set up across the country for an addiction which often remains hidden? Also in the programme, Christian Jarrett joins Claudia to discuss why owls and larks could soon be joined by two new types of people based on how energetic they feel. Also, psychologist Stephen Reicher questions some of Stanley Milgram's conclusions about his infamous obedience experiments of the 1960s. And why if you're depressed you may find you lose your gut instinct.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 01 February 199019900201

Producer: M.

THOMPSON

Next in series: 02 February 1990

Previous in series: 26 January 1990

Broadcast history

01 Feb 1990 09:30-10:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-01-25.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 02 February 199019900202

Producer: M.

EMBER

Next in series: 08 February 1990

Previous in series: 01 February 1990

Broadcast history

02 Feb 1990 16:05-16:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-01-26.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 02 October 199019901002

Producer: M.

THOMPSON

Next in series: REPEAT

Previous in series: 23 February 1990

Broadcast history

02 Oct 1990 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-09-28.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 04 January 199019900104

Producer: M.

THOMPSON

Next in series: 05 January 1990

Previous in series: 25 June 1989

Broadcast history

04 Jan 1990 09:30-10:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-01-03.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 05 January 199019900105

Producer: M.

THOMPSON

Next in series: 11 January 1990

Previous in series: 04 January 1990

Broadcast history

05 Jan 1990 16:05-16:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-01-03.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 07 November 199019901107

Producer: M.

THOMPSON

Next in series: 13 November 1990

Previous in series: ORIGINATION

Broadcast history

07 Nov 1990 19:45-20:15 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-11-02.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 08 February 199019900208

Producer: M.

THOMPSON

Next in series: 09 February 1990

Previous in series: 02 February 1990

Broadcast history

08 Feb 1990 09:30-10:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-02-01.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 09 February 199019900209

Producer: M.

THOMPSON

Next in series: 15 February 1990

Previous in series: 08 February 1990

Broadcast history

09 Feb 1990 16:05-16:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-02-07.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 10 October 199019901010

Producer: M.

THOMPSON

Next in series: 16 October 1990

Previous in series: REPEAT

Broadcast history

10 Oct 1990 19:45-20:15 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-10-05.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 11 January 199019900111

Producer: M.

THOMPSON

Next in series: REPEAT

Previous in series: 05 January 1990

Broadcast history

11 Jan 1990 09:30-10:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-01-04.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 13 November 199019901113

Producer: M.

THOMPSON

Next in series: REPEAT

Previous in series: 07 November 1990

Broadcast history

13 Nov 1990 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-11-08.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 15 February 199019900215

Producer: M.

THOMPSON

Notes: RELEASED BY MC (N) 23/03/01

Next in series: 16 February 1990

Previous in series: 09 February 1990

Broadcast history

15 Feb 1990 09:30-10:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-02-09.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 16 February 199019900216

Producer: M.

THOMPSON

Next in series: 22 February 1990

Previous in series: 15 February 1990

Broadcast history

16 Feb 1990 16:05-16:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-02-14.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 16 October 199019901016

Producer: M.

THOMPSON

Next in series: 17 October 1990

Previous in series: 10 October 1990

Broadcast history

16 Oct 1990 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-10-12.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 17 October 199019901017

Producer: M.

THOMPSON

Next in series: 23 October 1990

Previous in series: 16 October 1990

Broadcast history

17 Oct 1990 19:45-20:15 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-10-12.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 18 January 199019900118

Producer: M.

THOMPSON

Next in series: 19 January 1990

Previous in series: REPEAT

Broadcast history

18 Jan 1990 09:30-10:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-01-11.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 19 January 199019900119

Producer: M.

THOMPSON

Next in series: 25 January 1990

Previous in series: 18 January 1990

Broadcast history

19 Jan 1990 16:05-16:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-01-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 22 February 199019900222

Producer: M.

THOMPSON

Next in series: 23 February 1990

Previous in series: 16 February 1990

Broadcast history

22 Feb 1990 09:30-10:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-02-15.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 23 February 199019900223

Producer: M.

THOMPSON

Next in series: 02 October 1990

Previous in series: 22 February 1990

Broadcast history

23 Feb 1990 16:05-16:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-02-20.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 23 October 199019901023

Producer: M.

THOMPSON

Next in series: 24 October 1990

Previous in series: 17 October 1990

Broadcast history

23 Oct 1990 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-10-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 24 October 199019901024

Producer: M.

THOMPSON

Next in series: 30 October 1990

Previous in series: 23 October 1990

Broadcast history

24 Oct 1990 19:45-20:15 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-10-19.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 25 January 199019900125

Producer: M.

THOMPSON

Next in series: 26 January 1990

Previous in series: 19 January 1990

Broadcast history

25 Jan 1990 09:30-10:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-01-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 26 January 199019900126

Producer: M.

EMBER

Next in series: 01 February 1990

Previous in series: 25 January 1990

Broadcast history

26 Jan 1990 16:05-16:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-01-19.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 30 October 199019901030

Producer: M.

THOMPSON

Next in series: 31 October 1990

Previous in series: 24 October 1990

Broadcast history

30 Oct 1990 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-10-25.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 31 October 199019901031

Producer: M.

THOMPSON

Next in series: ORIGINATION

Previous in series: 30 October 1990

Broadcast history

31 Oct 1990 19:45-20:15 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-10-28.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Origination19901106

Producer: M.

THOMPSON

Next in series: 07 November 1990

Previous in series: 31 October 1990

Broadcast history

06 Nov 1990 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-11-02.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Repeat19900112

Producer: M.

THOMPSON

Next in series: 18 January 1990

Previous in series: 11 January 1990

Broadcast history

12 Jan 1990 16:05-16:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-01-10.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Repeat19901003

Producer: M.

THOMPSON

Next in series: 10 October 1990

Previous in series: 02 October 1990

Broadcast history

03 Oct 1990 19:45-20:15 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-09-28.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Repeat19901114

Producer: M.

THOMPSON

Next in series: 09 April 1991

Previous in series: 13 November 1990

Broadcast history

14 Nov 1990 19:45-20:15 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-11-09.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Stress19950919

Producer: P.

KOBRAK

Next in series: TORTURERS

Previous in series: GRAND FINAL

Description

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Subject Categories

stress (mental)

medical programmes (programme genre)

Broadcast history

19 Sep 1995 11:30-12:00 (RADIO 4)

24 Sep 1995 22:15-22:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Anthony Clare

Kathleen Griffin (int)

Paul Kobrak (Producer)

Cary Cooper (Speaker)

Melanie Lilley (Speaker)

Wanda Nash (Speaker)

Fiona Jones (psychologist (spkr)) (Speaker)

Robert Sharpe (psychologist (spkr)) (Speaker)

James Watson (psychiatrist (spkr)) (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-09-14.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Stress19950924

First broadcast on 1995-09-19

Producer: P.

KOBRAK

Next in series: TORTURERS

Previous in series: GRAND FINAL

Description

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Subject Categories

stress (mental)

medical programmes (programme genre)

Broadcast history

19 Sep 1995 11:30-12:00 (RADIO 4)

24 Sep 1995 22:15-22:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Anthony Clare

Kathleen Griffin (int)

Paul Kobrak (Producer)

Cary Cooper (Speaker)

Melanie Lilley (Speaker)

Wanda Nash (Speaker)

Fiona Jones (psychologist (spkr)) (Speaker)

Robert Sharpe (psychologist (spkr)) (Speaker)

James Watson (psychiatrist (spkr)) (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-09-14.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Torturers19950926

Producer: B.

WHITNEY LOW

Next in series: 03 October 1995

Previous in series: STRESS

Broadcast history

26 Sep 1995 11:30-12:00 (RADIO 4)

01 Oct 1995 22:15-22:45 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-09-21.

Psychology Of Voting, Media Portrayals Of Mental Health, Designer Asylum2015040720150408 (R4)

The psychology of voting, and portrayal of mental health in the media. Is it accurate?

Are you an undecided voter? Claudia Hammond finds out what psychology can tell us about some of the subtle influences on our decision making in the run up to the election. Portrayals of mental health: Paul Whitehouse's recent comedy Nurse showed him playing a range of people being visited by community psychiatric nurse, Liz. Is it funny and does it matter if people with mental health problems are used as the subject of comedy? Claudia is joined by real life CPN, Lin and by anti-stigma campaigner, Nikki Mattocks to discuss. Also - the call for picture editors not to use the 'headclutching' shot to accompany stories about mental health in the media. Sue Baker, director of Time to Change explains.

Reality Tv2006121920061220

A hugely popular sector of the broadcasting industry, but what is the emotional impact on children after the cameras have gone and their families' lives have been exposed to millions of people?

Claudia Hammond hears from children who have been greatly troubled by the way they were portrayed, and investigates the ethics and the impact of involving young people in reality TV.

Teenage Mental Health2015102720151028 (R4)

Claudia Hammond is joined by a panel of experts to discuss teenage mental health.

Teenage Mental Health20151027

As evidence accumulates that mental health problems are on the rise amongst adolescents, are services keeping up? Claudia Hammond is joined by a panel of experts to discuss teenage mental health.

Professor Shirley Reynolds, Dr Dickon Bevington, Kimberley Robinson and Sarah Hulyer discuss the pressures teenagers face and how the mental health of our adolescents is changing. They also offer thoughts on how services could be reshaped to cope with this changing demand and what parents can do to help their teenagers.

Teenage Mental Health20151027

203C01Electro Convulsive Therapy - Ect2003070820030709

Dr Raj Persaud will be takes issue with the way his profession is represented in Hollywood.

He also asks why Electro Convulsive Therapy is controversial.

203C02Political Psychology2003071520030716

Dr Raj Persaud examines the secretive world of political psychology.

When President Bush began discussions on his Road Map to a Palestinian state, he did so armed with profiles of all the major players.

Dr Jerrold Post has been profiling the world's leaders for the Pentagon and the CIA for the last 20 years.

He explains how he does it and how it helped in the recent war with Iraq.

In Britain political psychologists pick apart the relationship between leaders and their followers.

As politics becomes more personal, how does this affect Tony Blair's chances of success.

203C03Can You Cure Depression In A Day?2003072220030723

Dr Raj Persaud is sceptical but in the interests of his programme, All In The Mind, heads off to one of Joe Griffin's workshops to find out.

Discover whether he thought the mixture of dream-sequencing and cognitive behavioural therapy would work miracles at nine o'clock on Tuesday night.

And while the courts continue to lock up more and more prisoners what role does restorative justice have to play.

Would the psychology of shame really help in stopping criminals offending again?

203C04Cannabis And Psychosis2003072920030730

Dr Raj Persaud investigates the possible link between cannabis and psychosis.

New research is mapping the brains of volunteer smokers to observe the drug's effects on the mind.

203C05Ugandan Depression2003080520030806

In parts of Uganda, more than one person in five suffers from DEPRESSION.

Dr Raj Persaud looks at new research into interpersonal psychotherapy for groups, to help local people.

203D01Suggested Memories2003101420031015

Dr Raj Persaud grapples with memory.

How do we know what we remember is what really happened? New research in the USA shows that people presented with a fake picture of Bugs Bunny in Disneyland will distinctly remember shaking its hand when they were a child, despite the fact the character doesn't belong in Disney.

But just how far can memories be suggested and what impact does childhood trauma have on our brains?

203D02Antidepressant Resistance2003102120031022

Up to 30% of people suffering from DEPRESSION fail to respond to conventional treatment.

Raj Persaud explores the latest research into antidepressant resistance.

203D03Childrens Prejudice Against Mental Health2003102820031029

Children as young as seven have a negative picture of mental health, according to the latest research in the USA.

Dr Raj Persaud finds out what can be done to counter such prejudice among young people and asks what role children's literature has to play.

203D04African And Caribbean People2003110420031105

Following the progress of Paul Grey who spent 10 years in and out of hospital.

As part of a special examination into the way African and Caribbean people are treated in the mental health system, Paul will be looking at what happens to people once they're discharged from a psychiatric ward.

203D052003111120031112

Dr Raj Persaud continues our series of features looking at the the current state of mental health for black people in the UK.

This week Paul Grey reflects on the important role that work played in his own rehabilitation.

203D062003111820031119

In the late 70s research showed that African and Caribbean people suffered severe disadvantage in the mental health system: they were more likely to be diagnosed as schizophrenic, more likely to be forcibly taken to hospital by the police and more likely to be given drugs than counseling.

Little has changed over the last thirty years.

On All in the Mind this week Dr Raj Persaud asks why so many black people are still facing discrimination and what the Government and Royal College of Psychiatrists is doing about it.

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204A04Sodium Amytal And Recovered Memories2004021720040218

Dr Raj Persaud investigates the uses of the 'truth drug' Sodium Amytal and asks whether 'recovered' memories are in fact the invention of psychotherapy.

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204A06Broadmoor2004030220040303

A special programme from Broadmoor, the high security mental hospital that houses many of Britain's most violent offenders.

The most recent inspection of Broadmoor found the institution's Victorian wards 'totally unfit for purpose'.

Dr.

Raj Persaud walks round the wards to find out the challenges staff face and asks what they are doing to improve facilities.

He talks to staff about the medical and therapeutic treatments available to patients, some of whose behaviour is so challenging that they cannot be cared for by general mental health services.

He also speaks to a patient about the treatment they receive and to someone who has been released from Broadmoor about the benefits of such care.

204C01New Addictions2004070620040707

In this programme he looks into new addictions like internet sex addiction and shopping addiction.

Are we too quick to label things as addictions when it might be merely a failure of will? He also heads off to London Zoo with a woman who's petrified of spiders and insects.

Can their programme cure her?

204C02Recovered Memories And Sodium Amytal2004071320040714

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Raj Persaud continues to probe into the workings of the mind.

This week he looks at the so-called 'truth drug' Sodium Amytal, which was used in the 50s and 60s to recover previously forgotten memories.

However, a leading psychologist found the drug led to a patient creating false memories.

He discusses the contentious issue of recovered memory.

Are people who recall childhood abuse and trauma in later life really tapping into lost memories or are they, as some people think, drawing on false memory?

Plus a look into the dangers of psychiatrists and therapists forming a sexual relationship with their patients.

204C03The Priory And R D Laing2004072020040721

This week he goes to the well known private hospital 'The Priory', favoured haunt of ill celebrities, to take a look at how they treat alcoholics.

Also, a look into the life and work of the colourful and charismatic Glaswegian PSYCHIATRIST Dr Ronald Laing, famed for using LSD therapy in the 50s and for 'romanticising schizophrenia'.

His work is currently being re-catalogued - do the recently found unpublished writings shed new light on him?

204C04Mental Health Workers Suffering Mental Illness2004072720040728

Dr Raj Persuad finds out how well the health service treats mental health workers, including psychiatrists and psychotherapists, when they suffer from mental illness.

204C05Paedophiles And Police Work2004080320040804

Dr Raj Persaud visits the child protection unit at the Metropolitan Police.

It is the nerve centre from which the police track down Britain's paedophiles.

By following one of their recent cases, Dr Persaud learns how the police manage to trace and convict paedophiles.

He finds out what it takes to work there and discovers the kind of therapy and couselling available to officers employed in this section.

He also discovers what kind of treatment is available to convicted paedophiles and whether it works.

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CRAVING SUNLIGHT - On Sunday the clocks went back an hour and we gained an hour of SLEEP but how does this change affect us? Do we feel better or worse and do our inner biological clocks get confused? Raj Persaud talks to Russell Foster, Professor of Molecular Neuroscience at Imperial College, and author of Rhythms of Life about the rhythms embedded in our genes and how they are affected by the seasons.

CAPSULE LIFE - Astronauts, submariners and even arctic explorers live in fairly extreme conditions.

It's often described as capsule living because of its lack of space and privacy.

However one day this kind of experience might be available to all of us, but are we ready for it? Raj Persaud joins listener Jeff Tall, a former submarine commander during the Gulf war, aboard the HMS Alliance, Professor Elizabeth Morris, Glaciologist, and Dr.

David F.

Dinges, team leader for the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, to discuss the preparations for, and psychological effect of, living in a confined space.

MENTAL HEALTH AWARDS - Last month All in the Mind won a Mental Health Media Award for our series on the particular problems facing black people in the psychiatric system.

Trevor Phillips, Chair of the Commission for Racial Equality,joins Raj Persaud to discuss what still needs to be done.

MALINGERING - Malingering is not a medical or psychiatric disorder but, from a military point of view, it is punishable under the Articles of War.

However it is usually difficult, if not impossible, to provide unassailable proof of guilt and nowadays it's used mainly in an attempt to de-fraud insurance companies.

Peter Halligan, Professor of Neuropsychology at Cardiff University, explains to Raj Persaud how neuropsychologists try to detect a malingerer.

204D02Eyewitness2004110920041110

Dr Raj Persaud takes part in an experiment at the Eyewitness laboratory in Aberdeen University to see how accurately he can recall past experiences.

We hear how these experiments are helping the police understand and improve the truthfulness of eyewitness memories especially in America where it may mean the difference between life and death.

204D03Sleep Deprivation Therapy2004111620041117

This week, Dr Raj Persaud asks the experts why some people suffering from DEPRESSION are discovering that getting less SLEEP improves their mood.

SLEEP deprivation therapy was widely used in 1970's, but rapidly became unpopular as antidepressant medications took over.

Now it's medication that's become unpopular with some patients.

So, is SLEEP deprivation therapy as a treatment for DEPRESSION about to make a comeback?

204D04Borderline Personality Disorder2004112320041124

Borderline Personalities are impulsive, prone to mood swings and erratic behaviours.

They are also easily depressed and tend to class things in black and white terms.

This tendency to move between the idealization and devaluation of others is very typical of Borderline Personality Disorder.

Dr Raj Persauds explores what it really means and what can be done to treat someone with the disorder.

204D05Keeping Secrets2004113020041201

We've all told one.

You may even be keeping one right now.

Secrets are part of our everyday life.

Join Dr Raj Persaud as he explores whether keeping secrets is harmful or helpful.

204D06 LASTConscious Ageing2004120720041208

Raj Persaud explores the concept of 'conscious ageing', described by experts as a new way of looking at and experiencing aging that moves beyond our cultural obsession with youth.

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205A08Parkinson's Disease2005041220050413

In 1982 Boxing legend Muhammad Ail was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, raising the profile of this chronic neurological condition which affects so many people around the world.

His daughter, Rasheda Ali talks to Dr Raj Persaud about the book she has written to help the children and grandchildren of people affected by Parkinson's disease, and looks into new research in this area.

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Dr Raj Persaud visits the Institute for Ageing and Health, University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

He discovers more about its work and how it might improve the lives of older people.

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Professor Raj Persaud discusses the psychology of negotiation.

Whether it be industrial disputes or political deadlock, what's the knack to kick starting discussion and keeping up momentum when there are entrenched positions on both sides?

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New research which may help in the treatment of people involved in traumatic events, reducing their flashbacks.

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This edition examines the provision of cognitive behavioural therapy for bulimia sufferers.

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He examines the serious side of an often mocked condition, the effect of snoring on our relationships.

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This edition investigates how adverse events in our childhood can affect us as adults.

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In a special programme, he interviews Health Minister Rosie Winterton about the provision of mental health care, treatment and rehabilitation.

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Professor Raj Persaud returns for another series of All in the Mind and talks to Italian film director Bernardo Bertolucci about how his 36 years of psychoanalysis have imbued his movies and put Freud in his lens.

He explains the motivation behind some of his most well known scenes from The Last Emperor and Little Buddha, and confesses to the psychological technique he used to provoke Marlon Brando's tears in the Last Tango in Paris.

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The first therapeutic community was set up during the Second World War.

Since then they have flourished around the country, both as residential homes and as centres in hospitals and prisons.

But just how are they run? And why are so many now closing?

Professor Raj Persaud visits a community house founded by R D Laing which is now being shut down, and discusses the future of therapeutic communities.

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All in the Mind studies the world of autism in a special programme dedicated to the latest research.

Dr Raj Persaud asks what the scientists now know about the genetic make-up of autism and whether it really is one disorder or separate, but related, conditions.

Also, he visits a school to find out how the latest findings are helping to improve the education of children with autism and severe learning disability.

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Mental health problems in children and adolescents is a growing concern, with recent figures showing that as many as one in ten children aged 5-16 has had a clinically recognisable mental disorder.

Professor Raj Persaud talks to experts about the facilities, services and recent research in this area, and visits a specialist psychiatric unit where children with severe problems are looked after, meeting therapists who explain their work and parents who share their experiences about coping with mental health problems in their children.

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Dr Raj Persaud presents the series exploring current developments in psychology and psychiatry.

He is joined by Dr Michael Dudley and Professor John Gunn to consider the Nuremberg Code of 1947, which set new international ethical standards about patient care.

Sixty years on, has the profession strayed from these standards?

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In a new seres of All In the Mind, Claudia Hammond gathers together users of mental health services as well as key professionals in the field, to discuss the future of mental health care.

With a new government installed, how will ministers balance demands for improved access to mental health services with demands for budget cuts to balance the books.

After the election, what's the future for mental health care?

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Mystery shoppers are commonly used to test services in shops, hotels and airlines.

But as All In The Mind discovers, they're now also widely used in the health service, including mental health services.

Claudia Hammond hears about a Dutch mystery shopping" project which involved pseudo patients with fake identities and invented case histories being sent to a closed psychiatric ward for several days in order to report back on the standards of service.

All In The Mind investigates the extent of mystery shopping in psychiatric services here in the UK, and asks what the ethical implications are of people pretending to be mentally ill.

The hit movie, Rain Man, is based on Kim Peek, a Savant who memorised twelve thousand books.

Kim's bottomless factual recall led to him being described as "a living Google".

But when he was a child, his parents were advised to put him into an institution.

Professor Darold Treffert has been studying Savant Syndrome for the past fifty years, and he talks to Claudia Hammond about this rare and remarkable condition, which results in astounding ability co-existing alongside debilitating disability within the same person.

Investigating mystery shoppers in mental health services."

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Claudia Hammond investigates proposed changes to how mental illness is diagnosed.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is known as the Psychiatrists' Bible and is revised every decade.

The 5th and latest version is not due out until 2013, but the recommendations for change have already been published.

Field trials of the new diagnoses are due to start in June of this year.

Claudia discusses the main proposals with American psychiatrists Daniel Carlat and Professor Terry Brugha.

One of the main changes could see people being treated for mental illness before they develop a clinical condition such as depression, Claudia asks if this is a useful initiative for prevention or will large numbers of people be diagnosed unnecessarily? And should Asperger's syndrome remain as a stand alone condition or be subsumed into the autism spectrum disorder.

Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald.

With Claudia Hammond

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Claudia Hammond presents a father's story of his son's struggle with schizophrenia.

For every person with a serious mental illness, there are countless relatives and carers who watch, helpless, on the sidelines, witnessing the devastating transformation of their loved ones.

Tim Salmon's son developed schizophrenia after college and the past twenty years have been a desperate struggle to secure him the care and support he needs.

Tim tells Claudia Hammond about the daily reality of living with this little understood illness and criticises the woeful inadequacies of provision in our society for those with mental illness.

Producer: Fiona Hill.

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Mental Health Minister Paul Burstow gives his first major interview to All In The Mind, and talks to Claudia Hammond about how mental health services are likely to fare in the current climate of financial restraint.

Being in the countryside and enjoying nature has long been known to have a beneficial effect on mental health.

And for several years now, psychologist Guy Holmes, has been running "Walk and Talk" sessions in the beautiful Shrewsbury countryside.

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The latest neuroscientific studies on how children learn are changing traditional teaching methods.

In "All in the Mind" Claudia Hammond reveals new work which could challenge long held beliefs, and meets the teachers and children taking part in this ground breaking work.

Claudia Hammond reveals new evidence on how children learn.

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Sex offenders are among the most reviled people in our society; their crimes evoking powerful responses from communities and the media.

But over 30,000 named people on the Sex Offenders Register do live in our midst, and with loneliness and social isolation contributing to recidivism, how can the risk of re-offending be reduced ? In a special programme, Claudia Hammond talks to former prisoners about their crimes and meets the volunteers in Circles of Support and Accountability, who choose to meet, befriend and support these people, in order to help them rehabilitate and reintegrate back into society.

Producer: Fiona Hill.

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The mental health of the UK's armed forces has been analysed before they go to war and then, tested again when they return home.

But until now, there's been scant evidence about the psychological health of the Army, Air Force and the Navy while they're actively deployed in a war zone.

Now Claudia Hammond reports on the first-ever UK study of military personnel in a theatre of war, in Iraq, which guages levels of psychological distress, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and general health.

One of the report's authors, Professor Simon Wessely, Director of the King's Centre for Military Health Research, describes the mental health lessons being learned from the front line.

Producer: Fiona Hill.

Battlefield Mental Health: Claudia Hammond on the UK's first study from the Iraq war zone.

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Excessive worry can ruin lives, Claudia Hammond looks at some simple techniques that can break this debilitating condition.

And a new study offers hope for keeping young offenders out of prison.

Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald.

A new study offers hope for keeping young offenders out of prison.

Claudia Hammond reports

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When the Oregon attorney, Brandon Mayfield, was arrested for the Madrid bombing six years ago, the FBI's fingerprint examiners claimed they were 100% sure that his fingerprints were on the bag containing detonators and explosives.

But they were wrong.

And this sensational error has drawn attention ever since, to the widely held, but erroneous belief, that fingerprint identification is infallible.

Cognitive psychologists and neuroscientists have challenged forensic science as a whole to raise its game; and acknowledge that errors in fingerprinting and other forensic disciplines are inevitable because of the architecture of cognition and the way our brains process information.

Experts say that it's not a case of will an error occur, but when.

Claudia Hammond investigates the evidence that forensic examiners are making mistakes simply because they're human, and asks what safeguards are in place to limit the potentially lifethreatening impact of forensic error.

Producer: Fiona Hill.

Claudia Hammond investigates cognitive psychology and the challenge to forensic science.

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Taste can be described by sounds, sugary flavours match pleasant piano music, bitter tones are linked to low pitched notes in an new finding from the University of Oxford's Experimental Psychology Department.

A sceptical Claudia Hammond is subjected to the taste experiment.

In Switzerland a Michelin starred chef has a composer in his kitchen, and others have matched not only wine with food, but wine with music as well.

Most people with dementia and their families prefer to remain in their own homes after their diagnosis, but for some this may become impossible because of incontinence and wandering.

Professor June Andrews of Stirling University says therapeutic design in the home can keep people there longer.

Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald.

Does Chianti taste better listening to Mozart or Bach?Claudia Hammond investigates.

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John O'Donoghue was first admitted to psychiatric hospital when he was 16 years old.

He experienced the old Victorian asylums, ECT, homeless hostels and life on the streets.

He tells Claudia Hammond about how he turned his life around.

He's a poet and now teaches creative writing.

This year his memoir, Sectioned: A Life Interupted, has scooped the MIND Book of the Year prize.

Producer: Fiona Hill.

John O'Donoghue gives Claudia Hammond his first hand account of life in Victorian asylums.

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Understanding how different parts of the brain interact would help explain human behaviour more clearly.

Claudia Hammond reports on a major new project.

Plus exclusive information on a new initiative for online counselling support for cancer.

Wiring the brain.Plus online psychological support for cancer.

Claudia Hammond reports.

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Claudia Hammond reports on the latest findings in neuroscience and mental health.

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Presenter Claudia Hammond starts a new series of All in the Mind by joining mothers and babies at a travelling, high-tech language lab in a Children's Centre in London's East End.

The testing session is just one of many to be carried out over the next two years in the communities of two of London's most deprived boroughs, Tower Hamlets and Newham.

Parents and babies are being invited to participate in a novel psychological study to investigate whether researchers can pick up very early indicators of later language or attention problems in infants as young as 6 months.

The babies will be retested and assessed again when they are two years old.

The travelling 'babylab' is a high tech computer screen, set up in local children's centres.

The baby sits in front of it and is played various videos and sounds aimed at testing how sensitive he or she is to speech and other aspects of their environments.

The computer screen also contains a camera and eye movement tracker, so as well as testing the infants it also records all their responses to what they are seeing and hearing.

For example, at 6 months old, babies should be very interested in looking at faces and mouths when people are speaking, learning which mouth shapes match particular speech sounds.

At this age they are likely to know the difference between the look of a mouth saying 'ba' as opposed to 'ga'.

This is part of their earliest language development.

If they are not able to make these and other discriminations, it could be a sign of language and other developmental problems to come.

This seems to be the case from studies of babies in formal university laboratories.

But this new project aims to find out whether reliable predictors of language and learning difficulties can be picked up with testing equipment out in the real world.

And in particular in communities at the lower end of the socio-economic scale.

Children from this section of society are at greater risk of language and other developmental problems than children in better-off areas.

The community testing sessions are also aimed at increasing parents' understanding and appreciation of how their babies learn about language and the world around them, and demonstrating just how clever their infants are - even at 6 months.

The research project is run by the University of East London and Birbeck College London.

The psychologists hope their findings will in the future allow the identification of individual children with potential problems at the youngest age possible.

The idea is that the earliest that weaknesses are identified, the greater the chance the children can be helped to catch up in the development of their communication and social skills.

Claudia Hammond joins mothers and babies at a portable language lab in London's East End.

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American neuroscientist James Fallon talks to Claudia Hammond about his own personal journey of discovery about the nature of criminal brain.

With his expertise in neuroanatomy, James Fallon was often asked to analyse and interpret the brain scans of convicted murderers in legal cases.

Neuroimaging studies have shown that psychopaths often have differences in brain structure and functioning to normal people.

Knowing his professional interest in the criminal brain, his mother then told Professor Fallon about a dark ancestral streak in his father's side of the family.

Genealogical detective work uncovered 8 murderers and alleged killers in one branch of the family tree - including Lizzy Borden (who was accused but acquitted of the axe-murders of her father and step mother).

The opportunity to have his own brain scanned then came up.

James Fallon was unnerved to discover that aspects of his own brain functioning had marked similarities to those of psychopath he had studied.

Adding to the alarm were results of some subsequent genetic tests.

A number of genes have been linked to aggressive and violent behaviour.

One of these has been nick-named the 'warrior' gene.

The gene makes a brain chemical called monoamine oxidase A, MAO-A.

There are different versions or 'flavours' of this gene.

James Fallon turned out to have the version which has been most strongly correlated with violent behaviour in some studies.

Professor Fallon says that in a sense, he's a born killer.

However, Professor Fallon's discoveries about himself have had a profound effect on his thinking about the roots of psychopathy and violent behaviour.

He used to be a strong advocate of the power of genes on human nature and behaviour.

Now, he's convinced that his childhood and upbringing made all the difference in who he is.

Claudia Hammond talks to a neuroscientist who has the brain and genes of a psychopath.

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Claudia Hammond reports on a new support scheme for families bereaved by suicide.

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Placebos have been shown to have a huge effect on people's symptoms in a vast range of illnesses and even change the body's physiology.

And their use is widespread.

In recent surveys of German and American doctors half said they at some point, prescribed their patients placebos - pills with no active ingredient.

But any doctor who wants to exploit their power has to take the ethically dubious step of deceiving their patients - to lie to make them think they're getting a real drug.

And undermining the relationship of trust, key to success of healing and medicine.

Or do they? In this week's All in the Mind Claudia Hammond talks to Ted Kaptchuk, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard University, who in the first experiment of its kind, has shown that even in sceptical patients who know they are getting a sugar pill, the effect of the tablets on their IBS symptoms was huge.

Twice as much as those who'd had no treatment at all.

How does it work and why? Is it that the medical ritual of pill taking , even in the face of accurate information about the lack of any active drug has a powerful therapeutic effect all on its own? Ted Kaptchuk suggests this effect isn't that patients are thinking themselves better but the ritual of taking pills twice a day somehow encapsulates and unleashes the power of their initial consultation with a compassionate physician.

As he says "under the white coat and despite all the hi-tech tools at modern medicines disposal, we doctors still have the feathers of the shaman".

While he says this is just proof of principle, in theory it could pave the way for drugs with powerful effects on symptoms but with no side effects.

Claudia finds out why placebos might work even when when people know they're getting them.

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Is the increasingly networked, online world of teenagers contributing to emotional bullying and violence among teen girlfriends and boyfriends? This is one of the questions raised by the research of Christine Barter of the University of Bristol.

She is one of the few UK researchers to study the incidence and impact of emotional and physical violence within teenage sexual relationships.

Dr Barter and her colleagues have surveyed and interviewed both a general school population between the ages of 13 and 17 years old, and also disadvantaged teenagers who were excluded from school or in foster or care homes.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, girls are much more likely to be on the receiving end of aggressively controlling and physically violent behaviour.

The researchers were surprised themselves however that as many as a quarter of girls say they had been victims of physical violence from their boyfriends.

With emotional violence or controlling behaviour, three quarters of teenage girls said had been on the receiving end of this.

The researchers were also disturbed that the incidences of these behaviours doesn't vary much from the youngest to the oldest teenagers.

Emotional violence ranges from name calling to being frequently checked up on through texting and social networking sites.

This includes keeping tabs on their girlfriends by monitoring their movements through mobile phones.

One young woman interviewed by Dr Barter said she frequently had to send photos of herself by camera phone to prove to her boyfriend she was where she said she was.

New technologies give teenagers many more opportunities to exert control over their partners.

The studies suggest the impact, particularly on girls, can be very damaging for self-esteem.

However, a significant number of young women, particularly from disadvantaged backgrounds, feel that these controlling and aggressive behaviours indicate that their boyfriends are showing they care about them.

Christine Barter worries that this suggests these attitudes are becoming normalised among young people.

Producer: Andrew Luck-Baker.

Claudia Hammond discusses the impact and incidence of violence in teenage relationships.

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Why is it that humans have evolved to be capable of both extreme cruelty but also deep compassion? Compassion-focused therapy was developed with an emphasis on what evolutionary psychology tells us about our brain and emotions.

Compassion is the cornerstone of Professor Paul Gilbert's work as a psychologist in Derby, and for people with chronic mental health problems, often from neglectful or abusive backgrounds, it is designed to help stop their feelings of shame and self-criticism.

Claudia Hammond talks to Paul Gilbert about compassion, what is it, why did it evolve and why is it useful as a basis for talking therapies?

Claudia Hammond talks to Professor Paul Gilbert about compassion.

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icting the future - why expert forecasters aren't very good at it but we believe them anyway.

Why did so many economists not foresee the financial crisis in 2008? President Obama recently criticised American spy agencies for not predicting unrest across the Middle East - but could they have done - are experts in their field actually better at predicting future events? And are some personalities or professions better at it than others? Some psychologists say experts are about as accurate as dart throwing monkeys yet we consistently ask them to predict the future.

In this week's All in the Mind Claudia is joined by author Dan Gardner and by psychologist Dylan Evans to discuss the reasons why expert predictions fail but why we are still attracted to those who predict confidently even if they end up being spectacularly wrong.

Could it all be down to a human aversion to uncertainty?

Why expert forecasters aren't good at predicting the future but we believe them anyway.

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Nobody knows exactly how many people experience mental illness in Hong Kong, but as this former British colony undertakes its first-ever survey of mental health, it's widely believed that rates will match every other developed, industrialised country.

And when that data comes in, as Claudia Hammond reports in a special All In The Mind from Hong Kong, the gaps in mental health care will be exposed.

For years, the reality of mental illness in Hong Kong has remained hidden: a combination of shame, stigma and denial.

Claudia hears from those who have experienced mental distress about the discrimination they suffer, and talks to mental health campaigners and professionals about the urgent need to expand and modernise the service to meet the soaring demand for mental health care.

Producer: Fiona Hill.

A special programme about mental health care in Hong Kong.

Claudia Hammond reports.

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What makes somebody become an arsonist ? Every week in England and Wales sixty five people are either killed or injured by somebody who has deliberately started a fire.

But surprisingly little is known about the different kinds of arsonists, apart from the worrying fact that once they've shown an interest in fire, they then tend to carry on risking life and property by starting more.

Claudia Hammond hears from "firesetters" as they're formally known, and talks to one of the leading experts in the field, Dr Theresa Gannon from the University of Kent.

Dr Gannon's research is aiming to fill the gaps in our knowledge about arsonists - mostly men - and from this develop the country's first treatment programme.

Producer: Fiona Hill.

Understanding arson: Claudia Hammond reports on the scale and seriousness of "firesetting"

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US marine Jess Goodell on the psychological impact of retrieving soldiers' bodies in Iraq.

Claudia Hammond talks to Jess Goodell about her role in Mortuary Affairs in the US Marines.

Jess's job was to recover the remains of soldiers in Iraq so they could be returned to the US.

She talks about the psychological impact of retrieving bodies often in the aftermath of Improvised Explosive Devices.

In her training she was told "PTSD is real - like 'flu." In her insightful account of one aspect of the Iraq conflict she explains how she developed PTSD and how she dealt with the nightmares and depression on returning home to civilian life.

Also in the programme, there is a higher rate of premature death in people with mental disorders.

How much are the drugs for some mental illnesses contributing to their risk of disease? Anti psychotic drugs can increase the risk of developing conditions like heart disease and diabetes in people taking them.

Claudia talks to psychiatrist, Dr Alex Mitchell about a new review which looks at the latest evidence on the world wide rates of metabolic abnormalities in people with schizophrenia taking anti-psychotic drugs.

And are psychiatrists doing enough to monitor these potentially health threatening side effects?

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In the first of a new series Claudia Hammond investigates what the government's health reforms could mean for mental health services.

What could the government's health reforms mean for mental health services?

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Claudia visits HMP Grendon, the only prison in Europe that runs as a therapeutic community

Claudia Hammond visits HMP Grendon, the only prison in Europe which operates wholly as a therapeutic community. More than nine out of ten prisoners there will be serving indeterminate sentences for murder or serious violent offences. Inmates have to apply for a place and once at Grendon will undergo intensive group therapy three times a week for over a year. Claudia meets inmates, therapists and prison staff to find out how the prison operates and how its unique environment aims to reduce reoffending rates.

Producer: Pam Rutherford.

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What impact will neuroscience have on the novel ? Claudia Hammond talks to science writer, Jonah Lehrer, and to academic psychologist and writer, Charles Fernyhough, about the emergence of brain science in literature and considers whether new understandings of the brain can enrich fiction in the same way that Darwinism or Psychoanalysis did.

How much does knowing about our neurons contribute to our knowledge of who we are, of the essence of being human ? Or will explanations from neuroscience always seem inadequate when they're used to address the human condition.

Producer: Fiona Hill.

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Claudia talks to Jacopo Annese from the San Diego brain observatory about brain donation.

Claudia Hammond talks to Jacopo Annese, director of the San Diego brain observatory about his mission to create what he calls 'a Hubble space telescope for the brain'. He is recruiting people who will be willing to donate their brains to his laboratory. By interviewing them regularly to record their detailed life histories and interests and by doing psychological tests he aims to provide a brain archive for neuroscientists in the future. But what sort of links can be established between brain anatomy and personality and what sort of people are willing to donate their brains to his lab?

Producer: Pam Rutherford.

Exploring the limits and potential of the human mind. Presented by Claudia Hammond.

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A woman who was stalked by a disgruntled female employee speaks out.

In an exclusive interview for All in the Mind, a woman who was harassed and threatened over four years by a female member of staff, calls for employers to take stalking in the workplace seriously.

After her attacker was sent to jail for two years, this former high-flying senior manager tells Claudia Hammond about the death threats, abusive mails and harassment that amounted to "four years of hell".

Producer: Fiona Hill.

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Who should investigate when someone detained under the mental health act dies in hospital?

The well respected mental health campaigner, Janey Antoniou, died in hospital last year, while detained under the Mental Health Act. Her husband, Dr Michael Antoniou, talks exclusively to All in the Mind's Claudia Hammond, about the circumstances of his wife's death, and why he believes it's wrong that hospitals, when a patient dies, can investigate themselves.

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Claudia Hammond reports on the link between nature therapy and mental health.

Old asylums were often sited in pleasant gardens and natural landscapes. The treatment regime inside might not have been so therapeutic, but being outside and experiencing nature was seen as important for recovery.

Claudia Hammond investigates the evidence behind the commonly held belief that the growing cycle, the seasons and horticulture in general, really do aid good mental health care.

She talks to psychologists training to be "ecotherapists" and asks whether those deprived of any access to green space are more vulnerable to mental illness.

Producer: Fiona Hill.