Monday, June 19, 2006

Virtual Psycho: Schizophrenia Simulation


In order to help friends and family understand mental illness better, a drug manufacturer created a multimedia presentation that simulates what it's like to have schizophrenia. NPR has a slideshow with sound and graphics from the presentation. Be warned...it's truly disturbing, if not terrifying. After viewing it, I think we all come to a better understanding of the horrors of mental illness.
Categories: science

2 comments:

Mauricem said...

You know I heard about this years ago, but never got to see it. Wild stuff. The whispering is really disorienting.

Anonymous said...

My son has paranoia schizophrenia. I always tried to understand what he sees and hears. This gave me an inside view and now better understands his confused looks and fears. Thank you for this virtual reality check.