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Title: MADNESS
Movie ID: VT1676
Movie Number: 1676
Description: Schizophrenia comprises a devastating group of disorders of the brain that afflict more than one per cent of the population. Fighting a battle between personality and perception, chronic schizophreniacs face the loss of those mental processes that are necessary for everyday functioning in society. This hour examines some of the more severe afflictions, including that of a former policeman who presents doctors with a textbook case of the illness. the illness. Gerald is delusional, suffers from marked disturbances of mood, and his behavior and thinking are disordered. He is among the one-third of schizophreniacs who show little or no progress after treatment, and-unless mayor breakthroughs occur-he will probably spend most of his life institutionalized.;;Scientists are still unsure what causes Gerald's illness, though they hypothesize that biochemical, genetic and even environmental facto
Series: THE BRAIN
Part: 7
Time: 0
Department: SS
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