For a long time, the mentally ill were dumb and mute in literature. Inarticulacy surrounded those lumped together as Bedlamites: Jane Eyre’s classic “madwoman” in the attic, for instance, served as little more than a plot device, a thing to fear and loathe that got in the way of a Gothic romance.
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Sunday 03 March 2013
Familiar books help children retain new words, study says
Tuesday 26 February 2013
The author of His Dark Materials is excited to see his new story, I Was a Rat!, performed on stage in Birmingham
Monday 25 February 2013
As prosecutors and police prepare for Oscar Pistorius' murder trial, they are expected to enlist the services of a psychologist to build a profile of the accused. The one person they will not be able to turn to is Micki Pistorius, arguably South Africa's most experienced criminal profiler, who is also the aunt of the 26-year-old athlete.
Wednesday 13 February 2013
This Freudian thriller is chock-full of murder, blackmail and illicit lesbian affairs
Tuesday 05 February 2013
As a sufferer of PTSD, our writer explores the establishment's response to cases
Monday 04 February 2013
News that GPs will prescribe books to help those suffering from mental health problems is a smokescreen - the Coalition is failing the most vulnerable
Friday 01 February 2013
The benefits of immigration are so evidently clear - and the downsides so evidently overplayed - that it's remarkable how many Americans want fewer immigrants in their country, David Brooks says. If America can't pass a law to reform immigration, including giving a form of citizenship to eleven million illegally resident immigrants, then it really is "a pathetic basket case of a nation."
Iranian immigrant suffering 'delusional disorder' begs judge to be allowed to continue hunger strike even if it kills him
Thursday 31 January 2013
A hunger striking Iranian man begged a High Court judge this afternoon to let him continue his fast even if it results in his eventual death.
Wednesday 30 January 2013
Monday 28 January 2013
Hartley hoping to feature against Scotland
Thursday 24 January 2013
Researchers claim to have found a link between cuteness and aggression
Thursday 10 January 2013
The one-child policy has fundamentally changed the psychology of a generation
Aurora massacre: Police officer describes suspect James Holmes as 'relaxed' and 'detached' in aftermath of killings
Monday 07 January 2013
A police officer who was among the first to arrive at the scene of the July movie theatre shooting in Colorado yesterday described the suspect, James Holmes, as being “relaxed” and “detached” in the immediate aftermath of the killings.
Board creates magnetic field to achieve lift
Like Madonna, Sister Cristina Scuccia's video is also set in Venice
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
Lord Freud hangs on as MPs of all parties 'call for his head' over disability comments
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