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Asylum(1972)
Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D71912
Documentarian Peter Robinson's fascinating examination of maverick British psychiatrist R.D. Laing's controversial Archway Community, an East London home where patients lived with their therapists and would, it was hoped, learn to cope with the outside world on their own, chronicles a group of residents over a seven-week period. 95 ... more
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Category:Documentary |Director:Mark Whitney |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D71911
Fascinating look at the life and teachings of psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung, one-time colleague of Freud who broke off with him and went on to found analytical psychology. Rare home movies and interviews are woven together to provide a full portrait of one of the 20th century's most influential minds. 107 min. Standard; Soundtrack: ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D87825
This fascinating three-part documentary series traces the work and theories of Carl Jung, popularly regarded as the father of analytical psychology. Jung's schism with Freud, his major works on dreams, and his discovery of the "collective subconscious" are all relived via rare footage and interviews in "A Life of Dreams," "Inheritance ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White / Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D40367
What goes on inside the unconscious mind? Renowned Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung believed it to be incumbent upon everyone to undertake serious self-examinations of their psyches, and he led by example. This spellbinding documentary offers a look at the detailed diary Jung kept of the various dreams and fantasies that fueled his imagination ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Closed Captioned:Yes |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D21975
Enter the mind of serial killers as you step behind the scenes of the FBI's Investigative Support Unit, where psychological detectives race against time to look into the motives and background of the world's most frightening murderers. See how the investigators survey crime scenes and victim profiles to track down the culprits. 60 min. ... more
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Category:Documentary |Color:Color |Closed Captioned:Yes |Format: DVD 
SKU: D35454
Ever been told "it's all in your head"? Just how true is that statement? This provocative "Nova" documentary explores four puzzling case studies involving the mysteries of brain science. Join pioneering scientist V.S. Ramachandran as he investigates one person's phantom limb pain, another's messianic identity crisis, a young man's ... more
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Category:Documentary |Director:Bill Lichtenstein |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D92307
This affecting documentary follows four residents of New York's Fountain House, a psychological rehab facility struggling for survival against budget cuts and indifference. As the schizophrenic Zeinab, bipolar cross-dresser Kenneth (aka Frances), long-term asylum patient Tex, and wildly erratic Rastafarian Fitzroy battle their inner ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:PG13 |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D89590
Is truth really stranger than fiction? Documentary filmmaker Rupert Murray relates the mind-bending and provocative story of his friend Doug Bruce, who reportedly awoke one morning in New York City without any recollection of himself. Suffering a rare form of amnesia, Doug attempts to retrace the facts of his life as a former stockbroker, ... more
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Category:Documentary |Color:Color |Closed Captioned:Yes |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D19214
In the first half of the 20th century, the lobotomy was seen as a humane breakthrough in the treatment of the mentally ill, and U.S. neurologist Walter J. Freeman won acclaim as a pioneer of the procedure. This "American Experience" program follows Freeman's career and examines what proved to be the false promise of the controversial ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D90908
For years, doctors have been prescribing psychiatric drugs such as Ritalin to scores of young children. This harrowing documentary details the damage these drugs have done, how they may not have been necessary in the first place, and how their dissemination may be the result of a conspiracy between drug companies and the FDA. Interviews ... more
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Category:Documentary |Color:Color |Closed Captioned:Yes |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D01338
What causes a teenager to commit suicide? Grim statistics indicate a startling increase in teen suicides over the last 60 years, one among many issues explored in this sensitive documentary addressing mental illness in young adults. The program includes revealing testimony from troubled children and from family members who struggle ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D59754
After their 15-year-old son Evan's struggles with bipolar disorder tragically ended in suicide, director Dana Heinz Perry and cinematographer Hart Perry collaborated on this documentary examination of Evan's troubled life, and the challenges his parents faced in trying to deal with his illness. 92 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D23971
An estimated five million Americans are dealing with bipolar disorder, and this documentary effectively places a human face on the condition through frank and revelatory interviews with a handful of the afflicted. Dealing with the stigma, navigating the rocky waters of diagnosis and treatment, and many other aspects of their challenges ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Widescreen
SKU: D28586
Can science explain the loving bond between parents and children? This fascinating documentary reveals the story of a Wisconsin family's journey integrating adopted children from challenging backgrounds into their lives--when the additions of a girl raised in a Russian orphanage and the twins they also adopt prove challenging enough ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Closed Captioned:Yes |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D26434
Was the 2006 death of 42-year-old Portland man James Chasse the result of shocking, and completely unwarranted, police brutality? In this heart-wrenching documentary, the tragic case is re-examined with the exhibition of deposition testimony and interviews with Chasse's friends and family members--long acquainted with "Jim Jim's" schizophrenia ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Closed Captioned:Yes |Format: DVD   Widescreen
SKU: D28133
Academy Award-winning documentarian Barbara Kopple ("Harlan County, U.S.A.") profiles the remarkable life and times of Mariel Hemingway, the actress/author--and granddaughter of writer Ernest Hemingway--who became a mental health advocate to grapple with the legacy of mental illness in her family as well as to help others. This sensitive, ... more
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