Comedians and Mental Health

Comedians and Mental Health

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 6, Episode 83 , Segment 1

Comedians and Mental Health, Immigration Policy

Episode: Comedians and Mental Health, Immigration Policy

  • Apr 8, 2017 4:00 pm
  • 50:51 mins

Dr. Gordon Claridge is Emeritus Professor of Abnormal Psychology at Oxford University and Emeritus Fellow of Magdalen College. Claridge is best known for his work in developing the theoretical construct of schizotypy. Schizotypy is the putative dimension, normally distributed throughout the population, whose defining characteristic is that of proneness to develop schizophrenia in particular and psychosis in general. Mental health is no laughing matter, but many comedians suffer from mental health challenges. Dr. Claridge studies the benefits that come from psychotic traits.