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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

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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

    The science of the mind: investigating mental health

    The science of the mind: investigating mental health

    A short introduction to this album.

    • 2 min
    Transcript -- The science of the mind: investigating mental health

    Transcript -- The science of the mind: investigating mental health

    A short introduction to this album.

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    The Blackthorn Garden

    The Blackthorn Garden

    A typical day at Blackthorn Garden, a social enterprise venture which provides work placements for people with mental health problems.

    • 9 min
    Transcript -- The Blackthorn Garden

    Transcript -- The Blackthorn Garden

    A typical day at Blackthorn Garden, a social enterprise venture which provides work placements for people with mental health problems.

    Talking about Blackthorn: the chief executive

    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.

    • 6 min
    Transcript -- Talking about Blackthorn: the chief executive

    Transcript -- 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.

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