Psychiatry Video Library

The video clips (usually less than 15 minutes) on this page are in general very basic and hopefully psychiatrists will not learn much from them. They may, however, be useful for teaching purposes. They may also serve in patients/family education.
If you know of any interesting videos on the web or you have your own videos that you would like to share
please let me know

The clips do not require any specific software. To play them just click on the video.

If you want to download the videos to your own computer
you can use one of the many free applications such as

Updated September 2013

Somatoform Disorders (6 min 10 sec)


Living with Dissociative Identity Disorder (5 min 44 sec)

Kleptomania: When Stealing is an Addiction (3 min)

Electroconvulsive Therapy (5 min 05 sec)

Treating 'phantom limb pain' with mirror therapy (2 min 32 sec)
(a UPI Video)

Social anxiety disorder (3 min 5 sec)
with Dr Larina Kase
VideoJug video)

What role do emotions play in consciousness? (5 min 50 sec)
by Dr Antonio Damasio (Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Southern California)

Fear: Replacing Memories (4 min 48 sec)
interview with Dr Joseph Ledoux (New York University)
(a NIMH video)

Depression and diabetes (2 min 42 sec)
interview with Dr Wayne Katon (University of Washington, Seattle)
(a Global Medical News video)

Alcohol Addiction Defined (7 min 10 sec)
presented by Gail Priddy (Director - Haringey Advisory Group on Alcohol)
VideoJug video)

Understanding Body Dysmorphic Disorder (7 min 40 sec)
presented by Dr Jaime Feusner (UCLA)
VideoJug video)

Personality Disorder - Basics (4 min 13 sec)
presented by Dr Rhoda Hahn (practicing psychiatrist, USA)
VideoJug video)

Chronic depression (4 min 44 sec)
presented by Dr Clive Spiegel (Albert Einstein College of Medicine)
(a Mental Health Guru Video)

Autism: The world needs all kinds of minds (20 min 14 sec)
A talk given by autism activist Temple Grandin at TED Talks (
She explains how her mind works and her ability to "think in pictures," which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism spectrum: visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers, and all kinds of smart geeky kids.

Despondex (1 min 58 sec)
A new treatment for those that are annoyingly happy all the time (from Onion News Network)
Not to be taken too seriously :-))

Catatonia (44 sec)
Dr Edson Zerati (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Catatonia is a syndrome of psychological and motor disturbances. Karl Ludwig Kahlbaum first described it in 1874. In the DSM-IV it is not recognized as a separate disorder, but is associated with psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia (catatonic type), bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and other mental disorders.

Childhood Depression (4 min 51 sec)
Dr Maria Kovacs, University of Pittsburgh
(A video)


If you know of any interesting videos on the web
or you have your own videos that you would like to share
please let me know

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