- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: December 17, 1999
It is a disease that can rob those it afflicts of the ability to see how sick they are; yet they can legally refuse all aid. Adding to this catch-22, it is still stigmatized and misunderstood by society.
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS™ interviews physicians, psychiatrists and patients in this probing portrait of THE SHATTERED MIND.
Among the many controversial issues surrounding the disease is the question of mandatory treatment. Experts from New York City's Bellevue Hospital detail the options available to schizophrenics today--and the dangers they pose to society at large. We'll follow the ordeal of Ruth and Ramsay Millar, whose son Aaron refused to take his medication, with disastrous results. But a more promising picture is presented in the story of Marty Cohen, an artist who suffers from the disease without letting it take over his life.
Finally, we'll watch as Dr. Fuller Torrey dissects the brain of a schizophrenic, showing the physical evidence of the disease's destruction.
Join Bill Kurtis for an authoritative investigation of THE SHATTERED MIND.