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Abnormal behavior: a mental hospital

Contributor(s):
Mehrabian, Albert.
McGraw-Hill Films.
Publication:
New York : McGraw-Hill Films, [1975]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Moving image
Subject(s):
Gateways Mental Hospital, Glendale, Calif.
Access:
Resource cannot be viewed online. Viewing copy available on-site only.
Abstract:
(Critical) This program discusses a mental hospital. A series of patient-therapist sessions and therapist evaluations are portrayed. A negative random depiction of the patients focuses on debilities, rather than treatment or integration of the individuals into community or home settings. The emphasis is predominantly on labeling and deficiencies rather than remediation and relative strengths of the individual. Therapeutic techniques, daily routines, and the physical plant are not clearly illustrated and no case histories are provided. Electroconvulsive therapy is covered in detail, and as a rule drug therapy is advocated. The concepts discussed are ten to twenty years old, and there is no logical development or underlying didactic rationale. There is no discussion of achieving treatment by other than medical means. Although the technical quality is generally good, occasionally the audio is inadequate. This program is not recommended for use.
Copyright:
The original and derivative copies are under copyright protection.
Extent:
029 min.
Color:
Color
Sound:
Sound
Credits:
Albert Mehrabian.
Technique:
Other
NLM Unique ID:
8001286A (See catalog record)
OCLC no.:
31656671
Contributor(s):
Mehrabian, Albert.
McGraw-Hill Films.
Publication:
New York : McGraw-Hill Films, [1975]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Moving image
Subject(s):
Gateways Mental Hospital, Glendale, Calif.
Access:
Resource cannot be viewed online. Viewing copy available on-site only.
Abstract:
(Critical) This program discusses a mental hospital. A series of patient-therapist sessions and therapist evaluations are portrayed. A negative random depiction of the patients focuses on debilities, rather than treatment or integration of the individuals into community or home settings. The emphasis is predominantly on labeling and deficiencies rather than remediation and relative strengths of the individual. Therapeutic techniques, daily routines, and the physical plant are not clearly illustrated and no case histories are provided. Electroconvulsive therapy is covered in detail, and as a rule drug therapy is advocated. The concepts discussed are ten to twenty years old, and there is no logical development or underlying didactic rationale. There is no discussion of achieving treatment by other than medical means. Although the technical quality is generally good, occasionally the audio is inadequate. This program is not recommended for use.
Copyright:
The original and derivative copies are under copyright protection.
Extent:
029 min.
Color:
Color
Sound:
Sound
Credits:
Albert Mehrabian.
Technique:
Other
NLM Unique ID:
8001286A (See catalog record)
OCLC no.:
31656671