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How do biology, psychology and social science contribute to our understanding of mental health and mental illness? How do the biomedical and biopsychosocial models compare when it comes to diagnosis and treatment? This album reveals the importance of the perspective scientists and health professionals take, and the difference it can make to treatment outcomes. The Blackthorn Garden case study illustrates a holistic approach to helping people with mental health conditions integrate themselves back into society. Clinical psychologist Neil Frude explores issues relating to both diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders; addiction psychiatrist Emily Finch illustrates how heroin and alcohol misuse could be considered to be a mental health conditions; and research scientist Martin Rossor’s discussion reveals the current position with research into treatments for Alzheimer’s dementia. This material forms part of The Open University module The science of the mind: investigating mental health

By: The OpenLearn team (The Open University,)

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Track 1: The science of the mind: investigating mental health

A short introduction to this album.


© The Open University 2010


Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 The science of the mind: investigating mental health    A short introduction to this album. Play now The science of the mind: investigating mental health
2 The Blackthorn Garden    A typical day at Blackthorn Garden, a social enterprise venture which provides work placements for people with mental health problems. Play now The Blackthorn Garden
3 Talking about Blackthorn: the chief executive    Jan Prior talks about how people are referred to Blackthorn, the importance of teamwork, and the overall aims of the enterprise. Play now Talking about Blackthorn: the chief executive
4 Talking about Blackthorn: Workways co-ordinator    Chris Broderick explains the importance of role of Workways within the Blackthorn Garden. Play now Talking about Blackthorn: Workways co-ordinator
5 Talking about Blackthorn: referring GP    Local GP Sugina Hesketh explains why she sometimes refers patients to the Blackthorn Garden. Play now Talking about Blackthorn: referring GP
6 Talking about Blackthorn: Colin    Colin, a co-worker, talks about how Blackthorn has helped him move forward with his life. Play now Talking about Blackthorn: Colin
7 Talking about Blackthorn: Geoff    Geoff, a co-worker, explains how Blackthorn has helped to give him back his sense of self-worth. Play now Talking about Blackthorn: Geoff
8 Talking about Blackthorn: Vicky    Vicky, a co-worker, talks about some of the activities she's become involved with since coming to Blackthorn, and how they've helped her to regain her self-confidence. Play now Talking about Blackthorn: Vicky
9 Diagnosis in mental health    Professor Neil Frude describes how diagnoses in mental health are made, and some of the challenges clinicians face when making a diagnosis. Play now Diagnosis in mental health
10 Treating the individual: GP perspective    Dr Sugina Hesketh talks about her approach to diagnosis and treatment of people with mental health problems. Play now Treating the individual: GP perspective
11 Treating the individual: psychologist perspective    Professor Neil Frude talks about the range of treatments available to people suffering from mental health problems. Play now Treating the individual: psychologist perspective
12 Treating severe cases    Professor Neil Frude talks about some of the issues arising when treating people with severe and enduring mental health problems. Play now Treating severe cases
13 Treating addiction    Consultant addiction psychiatrist Emily Finch explores issues relating to treatment of people with drug and alcohol problems. Play now Treating addiction
14 Dementia drug research    Professor Martin Rossor talks about research into pharmacological interventions for Alzheimer’s dementia. Play now Dementia drug research
15 Exploring the issues    Open University academic Dr Claire Rostron explores some of the issues raised by the tracks in this album. Play now Exploring the issues
16 Introducing SDK228    SDK228 course team chair gives an overview of the course and what it sets out to achieve. Play now Introducing SDK228

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