'Psych' Week Continues on Discovery Fit & Health

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May 29th, 2013

Discovery fit & health

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Psych WEEK CONTINUES ON DISCOVERY FIT & HEALTH

 

In honor of National Mental Health Awareness Month, Discovery Fit & Health continues a meaningful dialogue on the subject with its fourth annual Psych WEEK, a wee klong programming event airing Monday, May 27 to Friday, May 31 profiling individuals dealing with a spectrum of afflictions and addictions, from Tourette’s, sexsomnia, and bipolar disorder to autism, hoarding and obsessive compulsive disorder.

 

Remaining Psych WEEK programming includes:

 

I'm Pregnant And...(Have OCD) – Wednesday, May 29 at 8 PM ET/PT

Jenna's life is dominated by fear of contamination or OCD, also known as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. With a second child on the way, she struggles with a condition that worsens with pregnancy and dictates both her marriage and young son's life.

 

I'm Pregnant And... (Bipolar) – Wednesday, May 29 at 8:30 PM ET/PT

Jolene and her boyfriend Correy are expecting a baby girl. But being pregnant has meant that Jolene had to choose between taking the psychiatric drugs that control her bipolar disorder, and safeguarding the health of her unborn child.

 

The Woman with 15 Personalities – Wednesday, May 29 at 9 PM ET/PT

This one-hour presents a unique look at a person living with Dissociative Identity Disorder, a condition in which a person displays several distinct identities, each with its own perception of the environment.

 

The Town That Caught Tourette’s – Wednesday, May 29 at 10pm ET/PT

In October 2011 in the tiny town of Le Roy, New York, a handful of teenage girls from the same high school suddenly developed symptoms that looked like Tourette syndrome: facial twitching, violent limb gestures and uncontrollable verbaloutbursts.  This remarkable documentary meets the people at the heart of this outbreak, including the girls who have recovered, as well as those who are still suffering.

 

Bipolar Mysteries: Where Are They Now? – Thursday, May 30 at 10 PM ET/PT

This one-hour special catches up with the four families – originally featured in Bipolar Mysteries – three years later. The children include Chase, who had been hospitalized six times by the age of seven, a grandmother raising four kidsdiagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, Samantha who was diagnosed bipolar at age three, and Kelsey who was facing intensifying social pressures as she approached her teen years.

 

Broken Minds: A Forgotten Life – Friday, May 31 at 8 PM ET/PT

A man’s nightmares begin intruding into his waking life; a woman loses 23 years of her life over the course of a nap; a man with a compulsion to control everything around him loses control over his own hand.

 

Monsters in My Head: Monsters of the Night – Friday, May 31 at 9 PM ET/PT

All over America people are tormented by terrifying animals and monsters that attack at night in the sanctity of our homes. The effects of these attacks are devastating. The victim is never sure if these terrifying experiences are real or if there are monsters in their heads.

 

Sleep Sex – Friday May 31 at 10 PM ET/PT

This film follows four different people’s lives touched by the condition sexsomnia, a sleeping disorder over which they have no control.

 
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