The presenter talks to Angela, a young woman who has experienced some intense psychotic episodes and has been diagnosed and treated for schizophrenia.
Angela’s experiences were so severe as to need several years recovery. Despite this, Angela is now back at work and enjoying a full life.
The programme also includes input from several researchers and clinicians who explain what is known about schizophrenia-related changes in the brain, as well as known risk factors for developing the condition.
Part two of the programme is due online next week.
The picture on the left is by artist Maureen Oliver and depicts the experience of psychosis (click for more information).