These podcasts are stored in York's MediaLibrary. Feel free to make recommendations of other podcasts you believe would be of value to the class in the area of abnormal psychology.

General Ab Psych Info





"How Lobotomies Work"
Stuff You Should Know
2009
30+ minutes
Lobotomies -- brain surgeries to relieve psychiatric problems -- are rarely performed today, but they were once fairly common. Tune in to learn more about the controversial history and practice of lobotomies in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.
"Thomas Szasz Speaks" - Parts 1 & 2
All in the Mind (BBC Australia)
2009
30+ minutes each
In 1961 maverick psychiatrist and libertarian Professor Thomas Szasz published his controversial and influential epic, The Myth of Mental Illness. Half a century later he maintains we live in a therapeutic state - a "pharmacracy" [part 2 gets into some good stuff]











Mood Disorders





"Depression"
TTU Dept of Psychology
2008
9 minutes
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"Depression and Bipolar Disorders"
Dana Foundation
2006
2 hours+
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"Treating Depression"
Science Friday
2006
16+ minutes
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"Prison Depression"
All in the Mind - BBC Australia
2006
30 minutes
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Schizophrenia and Psychosis
"How Schizophrenia Works"
Stuff You Should Know
2011
40+ minutes
Up to 24 million people worldwide have schizophrenia. Despite the vast amounts of research, the disorder remains mysterious. In this episode, Josh and Chuck delve into the nature of schizophrenia, from the history of the disorder to the latest research.
"Fragmented Minds - Part 1"
All in the Mind - BBC Australia
2006
30+ minutes
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"Fragmented Minds - Part 2"
All in the Mind - BBC Australia
2006
30+ minutes
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"Predicting Psychotic Disorders"
Science Friday
2008
7+ minutes
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"Delusions"
All in the Mind - BBC Australia
2005
28+ minutes







Anxiety Disorders





"How OCD Works"
Stuff You Should Know
2008
15+ minutes
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"Phobia"
TTU Dept of Psychology
2008
6+ minutes
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Personality Disorders





"Borderline Personality Disorder"
All In the Mind (BBC Australia)
2007
30 minutes
SUMMARY: Self harm and self-denigration. Radical mood swings, and diabolical, destructive behaviors. For those labelled as having Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) - life is intolerable. Not the least because it's a diagnosis often stigmatised by those in the mental health profession. (This is a tough podcast)


2008
6+ minutes
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Other Diagnoses





"How Munchausen Syndrome Works"
Stuff You Should Know
2011
38+ minutes
Why would someone fake an illness? Here's an even better question: Why would someone repeatedly make themselves sick? Join Josh and Chuck as they separate the facts from fiction and give you the scoop on Munchausen syndrome.
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2008
6+ minutes
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