Mental illness is a sensitive topic, but with one in five adults having suffered from depression it is a subject that can no longer be ignored

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With exclusive access to one of the UK’s largest psychiatric institutions, The Maudsley strips away the taboos to investigate the politics, economics and medical truth about modern mental health. With first-hand accounts by doctors and nurses on the frontline as well as unprecedented access to the work of pioneering teams, this series gets under the skin of sanity as never seen before, uncovering the characters and personalities behind the stigma and statistics.