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BioChannel Special

BioChannel Special

Episode Description

A schizophrenic woman goes berserk and is strapped to a gurney. An actor is medicated after threatening to jump out a window. A paranoid woman insists that the CIA is trying to "zap" her. A homeless man eats the pages of his Bible. These are some of the cases confronting the doctors and staff at the psychiatric unit of Bellevue hospital--the oldest and most famous hospital in America. This documentary takes a never-before-seen look inside the psychiatric emergency room and treatment areas of this New York hospital. In addition to capturing the high drama and frequent chaos that ensues when mentally ill men and women are brought in, the documentary offers some sobering insights into some of the treatments that Bellevue provides its patients.

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