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ALL IN THE MIND
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Dr Raj Persaud explores the limits and potential of the mind, revealing the latest research and bringing together experts and commentators from the worlds of psychiatry, psychology and mental health.
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Wednesday 30 October 2002
Brain Scan

Mental Health Alliance

The consultation period for the government's new Mental Health Bill ended last month. It's the first proposed change in mental health law in twenty years, and there's been a lot of concern that it is aimed more at imagined threats to public safety than it is at the care of those with mental health problems.

The Mental Health Alliance - an amalgam of groups such as Mind, Rethink, Sane and the Mental Health Foundation - last week organised a lobby of parliament. The Mental Health Alliance, set up around two years ago to deal with concerns relating to the proposed Bill, was supposed to be holding a mass rally on the 14th September - just before the consultation period ended, to make clear these concerns. However, they took the decision to cancel the march which angered a number of people. Despite this a march did go ahead.

All in the Mind talks to Cully Downer, an organiser of
NO Force, a network of independent survivors and mental health service users who organised the march and Paul Farmer, the Chair of the Mental Health Alliance.
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Personality Test - NEO

Claudia Hammond looks at the NEO which was developed by 2 Americans, Paul Costa and Robert McCrae, in the 1980s, and if you're applying for a job right now, it's a test you are likely to be given by your prospective employer. Jo Silvester, Professor of Occupational Psychology at Goldsmiths University of London explains exactly what it's trying to measure.

Also featuring:
Mark McDermott, Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology, University of East London.

Male Sexual Abuse

Surveys have shown that females report being sexually abused far more frequently than males do. But a recent study at the Royal Free Hospital in north London has shown that it may be society's double standards about male and female early sexual experience that has kept hidden the incidence of male sexual abuse. Michael King, Professor of Psychiatry at the Royal Free and University College Medical School in London, conducted the study.

MaleSurvivor: National Organization against Male Sexual Victimization

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