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photo When the Brain Goes Wrong
By Jonathan David & Roberta Cooks
The Franklin Institute

This is an extraordinary and provocative series of portraits of individuals with a range of brain dysfunctions. The seven brief segments focus on schizophrenia, manic depression, epilepsy, stroke, head injury, headaches, and addiction. In addition to the personal stories, which give viewers a vivid sense of what it is like to live with these conditions, the segments include interviews with physicians who speak briefly about what is known about the disorders, and what can be done to help those who have them. The modular structure of the series lends itself to a wide variety of uses in the classroom and in continuing education.

45 minutes
© 1992
Purchase $199.00 DVD
Order No. QA-131
ISBN (DVD) 1-57295-954-1
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"An extraordinary and provocative series about brain disorders." National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials

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Silver Apple, National Educational Media Network

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