Suspicious minds: The Truman Show delusion – All In The Mind – ABC Radio National (suitable for children)

In the past, people suffering from delusional beliefs might have thought that they were Napoleon or that the KGB was tapping their phone. These days, many believe that they’re the star of a movie or a reality television show, even when they’re not.

Joel Werner reports from New York on the under-recognised influence of culture on mental health. The Truman Show Delusion.

The episode recreates the creation of delusion in easy top understand form – even suitable for children.

Source: Suspicious minds: The Truman Show delusion – All In The Mind – ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

2 responses to “Suspicious minds: The Truman Show delusion – All In The Mind – ABC Radio National (suitable for children)

  1. Interesting…although it would be more interesting to hear some thoughts about why the suspicion system overrides the reflective system. It’s a friendly presentation of the subject (if a bit kids TV in tone!) but, if we insist on naming mental health problems, mental ‘illness’, we are already giving the impression that this is a biological problem. This of course, excludes the the very real possibility that that the suspicion system is over developed, shall we say, because life experience (such as victimisation) has made it so. Perhaps the film could have added a sentence such as ‘ you migth be wondering why this happens? There are different theories. One is that the person’s brain is malfunctioning due to faulty biological systems. Another theory is that bad life experiences such as being hurt a lot, or persectuted have trained the brain to exceptionally sensitive to threat.’

  2. Pingback: Suspicious minds: The Truman Show delusion – All In The Mind – ABC Radio National (suitable for children) — Psychosis Links | Mentality and Body language notions….!,?,!..

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