Distributor:  The Fanlight Collection
Length:  45 minutes
Date:  1992
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Grade level: College/Adult/Professional
Color/BW:  Color
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When the Brain Goes Wrong

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A provocative series of portraits of individuals with a range of brain dysfunctions.

When the Brain Goes Wrong

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.

'An extraordinary and provocative series about brain disorders.' National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials


Silver Apple, National Educational Media Network


Main credits

Cooks, Roberta (screenwriter)
Cooks, Roberta (film director)
Cooks, Roberta (film producer)
David, Jonathan (screenwriter)
David, Jonathan (film director)
David, Jonathan (film producer)

Distributor credits

The Franklin Institute

By Jonathan David and Roberta Cooks

The Franklin Institute
By Jonathan David and Roberta Cooks

Docuseek2 subjects

Traumatic Brain Injury
Addiction and Substance Abuse
Mental Disorder
Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Therapy

Distributor subjects

Mental Illness, Brain Disorders
Psychology, Psychiatry, Social Work


documentary; film; captioned video; psychology; psychological; psychiatry; psychiatric; mental health; mental illness; brain disorder; mind; behavior; therapy ; disorders ; brain injury ; epilepsy; headache; addiction; drug addiction; "When the Brain Goes Wrong"; The Fanlight Collection

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