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New Yorker: Out Loud

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Rachel Aviv on patients who deny their mental illness

May 23rd, 2011

Episode 203 of 447 episodes

This week in the magazine, Rachel Aviv chronicles the story of Linda Bishop, a mentally ill woman who would not admit she was sick. Here Aviv talks with Blake Eskin about the relationship between insight--acknowledging ones mental illness--and health, the dangers of insisting on such acknowledgments, and the challenges of writing about Bishop and the mentally ill.

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