My Own Worst Enemy - Let's talk about mental health
About This Show
Mental health podcast. Host Danny Whittaker interviews psychiatrists and other mental health professionals from all over the world, for tips and advice on how we can all improve our mental wellbeing.
Most Recent Episode
#012 - Priests, Potions, Prisons, and Prozac: The History of Mental Illness (Prof. Greg Eghigian)
Prof. Greg Eghigian helps us trace the history of mental illness from ancient Palestine, and the Greek physician Hippocrates, right the way up to Prozac and self-help gurus.
On the way we encounter exorcisms, bloodletting, witch doctors, magic spells, Islamic hospitals, mental asylums, country house retreats, Sigmund Freud, the advent of pharmacology, deinstitutionalization and the rise of psychotherapy.
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