Backstory Mashup - Altered States

Backstory is back! This time we’re hearing from a mixture of new and familiar voices as we look at the theme of Altered States. We hear from Pat, whose Parkinson’s Disease causes hallucinations that her family is there, from Jess and Matt who lived through Jess’s post-partum psychosis and from Natasha who had intrusive thoughts as part of her OCD. All three have in common the experience of trying to live with an altered state of reality and the challenges that poses.


Our podcast recommendation of the week is ‘Personal Best’.


Trigger warnings for this episode: Parkinson’s, Post-Partum Psychosis, OCD, hallucinations


Help and support:


Parkinson’s UK

Association for Post Natal Illness

OCD Action

Samaritans Call free anytime: 116 123 (UK)



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Music credits:

Main theme:

Title: Nancy

Author: Grimo (


License: CC By 4.0 (

Incidental music:

Title: Thunderbird

Author: Kevin MacLeod


Licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0 Licence

Title: Late Answer

Composer: Indigo Days

Source: Epidemic Sound

Title: Tea Time

Composer: Johnny Berglund

Source: Epidemic Sound

Title: Above It All

Composer: August Wilhelmsson

Source: Epidemic Sound

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