In this fortnight’s episode we uncover the history of psychiatry, from witchcraft in the Middle Ages to trepanation and the rise of asylums.

We also talk to Professor Soraya Seedat about her experiences working as a consultant psychiatrist in the 21st century.

And, to finish off, our case study explores the little known Henry Newcome, author of a book titled: The Private Asylum: How I Got In and Out.

A full transcript of this podcast episode can be downloaded here.