Psychiatrists around the world share the results of their studies with others, but only recently began sharing these findings with the layman. Before, findings were written in terms that many non-psychiatrists found difficult to understand. Now, however, many write about what they have learned so that everyone, including students, can understand and directly benefit from new knowledge and confirmed study results.
One approach that makes it even easier for non-professionals to understand psychiatric research is through video format. Slideshows give people information in bite-sized chunks and can help students immensely while taking notes, but videos make it easy for both those dispersing the information and those who are interested in learning about what has been discovered. Moving from one area to another can be easily done in a video while a slideshow requires more technical input, making it more time-consuming.
When one person sees a video, he or she can simply state the time where an interesting part appeared, much like explaining which slide has the part being discussed. Videos have many of the positive features of slideshows and other formats, like PDF files, with few of their drawbacks. Videos are also easier to watch and can be paused as needed, and also rewound to go back to spots for reviewing when wanted.
Parents and teachers can also use videos to explain different discoveries and explain more complicated sections when needed so that younger people can also learn about important discoveries. It is important that our next generation understands how rapidly the world is changing and how these changes might affect their lives as adults. Psychiatric illnesses no longer become a taboo in a family, and the ongoing research taking place lessens remnant ill-feelings toward those with illnesses every day. Dissemination of information via video can further the process even more.