Mental Disorder Documentaries

Inside Tourette Syndrome

A Documentary Film About a Misunderstood Syndrome

This film was produced in order to help people to get a better understanding of what it is like for a person to have to live with Tourette syndrome.

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I Am Fishead

Psychopaths: The Invisible Enemy

The ancient Chinese said ‘a fish stinks from the head’. Is that true? Is the answer to our questions about society really that simple?

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OCD: The War Inside

This feature documentary explores the daily struggles faced by individuals living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The general population still grossly misunderstands this anxiety disorder.

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A Summer in the Cage

A SUMMER IN THE CAGE is a feature-length documentary produced, written, and directed by filmmaker Ben Selkow. The film chronicles his friend Sam Murchinson’s battle with bipolar disorder.

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Saving 10,000 – Winning a War on Suicide in Japan

There’s an enemy at work in Japan. Around 300,000 people made the decision to end their lives through suicide in the last ten years.

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Aftermath: The Legacy of Suicide

This documentary looks at children who have lost their parents to suicide at a young age. When your father or mother – the people who teach you about the world – take their own life, what is that teaching you?

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Madness In The Fast Lane

In 2008, BBC cameras filmed two Swedish sisters throwing themselves into traffic on the M6. When it was shown on BBC One, nearly 7 million viewers were glued to their screens, and millions more watched it later on YouTube.

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Mind of a Murderer

Mind of a Murderer is a BBC documentary which examines why people kill. Looking at new research by neurologists, psychologists, psychiatrists and biochemists, and with powerful testimony from murder witnesses and murderers themselves, the series reveals the latest thinking on the causes of violent behavior and considers how murderers can best be treated and managed.

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Child of Rage

This documentary tells the story of a six year old girl, Beth Thomas, labeled as “The Child Of Rage,” tells her story of healing from Reactive Attachment Disorder as a result of being sexually abused.

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I Swear I Can’t Help It

Documentary revisiting John Davidson, who featured in a BBC film about Tourettes syndrome in 1989 (John’s Not Mad), and 15-year-old Greg Storey, who the cameras met when they revisited John in 2002.

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The Secret Life Of The Manic Depressive

Stephen Fry explores the world of manic depression, a mental illness which affects up to 4 million people in the UK, including himself.

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A is for Autism

A is for Autism takes a warm look at the world of autistic youngsters and adults, using their drawings, live footage and commentary in a fashion that enthralls as well as educates.

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The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow

Dr. Temple Grandin has a unique ability to understand the animal mind – and she’s convinced her skill is down to her autistic brain.

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Multiple Personality Disorder

This documentary explores the strange and surprising story of MPD through the lives of the patients themselves, and through the key psychiatrists in the field.

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