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Intensive care delirium

Psychologist Professor Daniel Freeman continues his exploration of delusions. In this programme he meets a man who experienced delusions due to being in an intensive care unit.

Clinical psychologist Professor Daniel Freeman continues his exploration of delusions, looking at both historic and contemporary case studies.

In this programme he hears a case from 1892, of a patient at the Victorian psychiatric hospital Bethlem in London who believed that people were telephoning into her ears. And he meets a man who experienced delusions of being dead and under attack as a consequence of being in a hospital intensive care unit.

Produced by Victoria Shepherd and Eve Streeter
A Greenpoint Production for BBC Radio 4

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These things shall pass: delusions and how to survive them

These things shall pass: delusions and how to survive them

Exploring one of the most feared and misunderstood mental health problems – delusions.

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