We're All Mental!

Spoken Word (science, talk)

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  • The Stand’s New Town Theatre - Studio
  • 20:10
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Fair Pley / The Stand Comedy Club
  • Warnings and additional info: All seating is unreserved and latecomers may not be admitted.
  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. Please confirm before booking. See our Accessibility page for details.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 1 year

Description

The history of mental disorder is full of instances of labels of mental disorders being used to control what was deemed as unacceptable or dangerous. The science of mental health is as much determined by cultural norms as it is by its methods of enquiry. Psychologist Matthias Schwannauer (University of Edinburgh) argues for the seductive appeal of neuroscience. If we can physically locate our thoughts, anguish and distress, can we identify a fix? Could this be our key to happiness and contentment? If mental illness is largely defined by not being typical, who wants to be?

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