Psychiatry Episodes

Past & Present Mental Health Psychiatry

Ep.8 - Past & Present - Psychiatry

Sept. 30, 2022

Delves into the history of psychiatry and modern-day psychiatry practice.

Art & Literature Edinburgh Mental Health Psychiatry

Ep.79 - Maureen Park - Patient art at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital

March 18, 2022

Dr Maureen Park uses the archive of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital to examine the reasons why, and the extent to which, drawing was promoted as a ‘therapeutic’ activity in the hospital.

Mental Health Psychiatry

Ep.56 - Allan Beveridge - Sir Alexander Morison and The Physiognomy of Mental Diseases

April 30, 2021

Dr Allan Beveridge discusses the 19th century Scottish pioneer of psychiatric medicine Sir Alexander Morison and the collection of illustrations of asylum patients which he commissioned.

Forensics Medico-legal Mental Health Psychiatry

Ep.52 - John Crichton - Forensic Psychiatry From Plato to the Modern ‘Insanity’ Defence

March 5, 2021

John Crichton considers the origins of Scotland’s ‘insanity’ law and what ancient themes are still relevant today.

Mental Health Moonstruck: 500 Years Of Mental Health Psychiatry

Ep.49 - Sarah Wise - Gaslight Stories - Women In White, Eccentric Heirs, Inconvenient People

Jan. 22, 2021

Sarah Wise examines a number of disputed lunacy cases, ranging from the 1820s to the 1890s - including the unsavoury incident that Sir Alexander Morison himself became embroiled in.

Art & Literature Mental Health Psychiatry

Ep.36 - Chris Philo - The Wild and Tranquil Geographies of Animals and Madness

July 24, 2020

Prof. Chris Philo explores the ‘madness’ of both human and animals.

Mental Health Psychiatry

Ep.14 - Catherine Cox - Irish Migration, Institutionalisation and Mental Illness in 19thC England

June 10, 2020

Explores the migratory patterns of Irish patients into and through the Lancashire asylum system in the later 19th century.

Mental Health Military Medicine Psychiatry

Ep.13 - Edgar Jones - How Ideas about Psychiatric Trauma Evolved in the Two World Wars

June 10, 2020

Explores how healthcare professionals in the UK interpreted psychosomatic disorders such as shell shock, battle exhaustion and traumatic neurasthenia, in the context of psychiatric research and the new forms of warfare.

Gender Mental Health Psychiatry

Ep.10 - Gayle Davis - The Female Malady: The Relationship Between Madness, Psychiatry And Gender

June 10, 2020

Explores the relationship between madness, psychiatry and gender over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, using the Royal Edinburgh Asylum as a case study.

Edinburgh Mental Health Psychiatry

Ep.11 - Allan Beveridge - Voices Of The Mad: Patients’ Letters From The Royal Edinburgh Asylum

June 10, 2020

Drawing on over a thousand patient letters, this examines the lives of inmates at the Royal Edinburgh Asylum when the renowned psychiatrist Thomas Clouston was Superintendent.