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Martin Sixsmith examines the evolution of clinical psychiatry, starting with the origins of the asylum movement. From April 2014.

This week, Martin examines the evolution of psychology's medicalised model, clinical psychiatry.

In this programme, he traces the origins of the asylum movement, visiting London's 'Bedlam' hospital, the York Retreat, the centre of 'moral treatment' in the late Eighteenth Century, and the dark Victorian buildings of the former Winwick asylum.

Produced by Alan Hall
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.

15 minutes

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