Crow and Murray: the nature and history of psychosis part 3


In this series of podcasts, two giants of their field, Professor Robin Murray and Professor Tim Crow (left), discuss their experiences of psychosis research since the 1960s, reflecting upon the ideas, evidence and arguments that have taken place over the years, and where they have led.


Date published: 19 January 2012

Presenter: Dr Stuart Leask

Interviewees: Professor Tim Crow and Professor Robin Murray

Audio running time: 130 minutes

Credits: 1 per section


Please note that this interview is 130 minutes in length and has been split into three parts. Each section contains 4-5 short podcasts and its own module test, allowing you to gain 1 CPD credit per section.


Click on the links below to download the individual podcasts.


Part 3


9. Ways forward and deterioration


10. Cannabis


11. The continuum, epidemiology and urbanicity


12. Where have we got to in the last 40 years?


13. The future of treatment


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Part 1


Part 2


Learning outcomes


By the end of this podcast, we hope you will be able to:


  • place some of the key findings in psychosis research in their historical context


  • describe the evolution of some of the central ideas in psychosis research today


  • understand the different arguments relating to these, especially why there might still be differences of opinion in the face of the same evidence


  • understand the origin of our current treatments, and what we understand and do not understand about these.


Please note: This podcast was recorded in 2012. Please be aware that some of the material covered and/or guidance may have changed.
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If you like this podcast, you may also be interested in the following:


The neuropsychology of schizophrenia by Robert Schug


Predicting and preventing common mental illness by Professor Michael King


Prodromal psychosis by Professor Shôn Lewis

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