Ep#186 – Dr. Sohom Das – Mental Health and Ideology

This week on The Knight Tube, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) welcomes Dr. Sohom Das (@Dr_S_Das). Sohom is a Consultant forensic psychiatrist. They talk about mental illness and ideology.

0:00 Intro
0:22 What does Sohom do?
1:30 What is schizophrenia?
3:07 Can people recover from schizophrenia?
4:08 The difference between psychologist and psychiatrist.
5:50 Psychiatry as a science and its dark past
8:17 Society’s attitudes to mental illness
11:25 Why pursue this type of career?
14:11 Religious ‘delusion’ and mental illness.
16:33 Mental illness and suicide bombing.
19:52 How does our understanding of mental illness inform concepts of ‘free will’?
25:42 Spice: Drug use and mental health
28:36 Cannabis and mental health issues.
36:04 The ‘insanity please’.
39:40 Personal safety when assessing patients
45:03 What is the notorious Broadmoor Hospital like?
46:46 Conspiracy theorists
49:28 Soham’s upcoming book ‘In Two Minds’.

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Dr Sohom Das’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPR1k3dnTWhSfezRnDHEJKg


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