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The mysteries of mental illness [videorecording] / a production of Pangloss Films for GBH Studio Six ; written and produced by Edna Alburquerque & Peter Yost ; directed by Peter Yost.

Yost, Peter (screenwriter, television producer, television director). Alburquerque, Edna (screenwriter, television producer). Rashad, Condola, 1986- (narrator). Pangloss Films (production company). GBH Studio Six (production company). Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.) (publisher). PBS Distribution (Firm) (distributor).

Available copies

  • 4 of 4 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Fontana Regional Library.


  • 0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Current holds

0 current holds with 4 total copies.

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Hudson (Fontana) DVD 616.891 MYS (Text) 39493109943946 Adult Video Available -
Macon County Public Library DVD 616.89 M (Text) 39493109316093 Adult DVD Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781531713607
  • ISBN: 1531713602
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 215 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS, [2021].
  • Distributor: [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS Distribution, [2021].

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced for television broadcast.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1: Evil or illness? ; Who's normal -- Disc 2: Rise and fall of the asylum ; New frontiers.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of production, Salme López Sabina.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by Condola Rashad.
Summary, etc.:
A four-episode program on the history of mental illness, exploring the question: what is the best way to treat it?
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen presentation, stereo.
Language Note:
English dialogue ; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
Subject: Mental illness > History.
Mental illness > Treatment > History.
Mental illness > Treatment.
Psychiatry > History.
Genre: Documentary television programs.
Medical television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Television programs.
Television mini-series.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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