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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.

He Zili, 11, is seen chained to a wall as his grandfather sits next to him at their home in Zhejiang province

11-year-old mentally-ill Chinese boy He Zili lives chained up like a dog

Young boy with mental disorders has been chained by his family in rural China for years

Jimmy Savile volunteering as a hospital porter in 1970

19 more hospitals to be investigated as part of Savile probe

A further 19 hospitals are to have their links with disgraced television presenter Jimmy Savile investigated, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said today.

Streetwise: Charlie Cox in 'Legacy'

Legacy: TV review - clichés spoil a reds-under-the-bed spy story with shades of le Carré

Did they play golf in Soviet Russia? If not, then the KGB's idea of burying a secret cache in a bunker on a golf course might seem less slipshod than it did in last night's BBC2 Cold War spy thriller Legacy. After all, how was the KGB to know that British courses are full of perennially useless hackers such as myself who, when bunkered, tends to displace more sand than Lawrence of Arabia charging a Turkish goods train? I'd soon have uncovered it.

Premier League appoint former Team Sky director to help development of home-grown players

Dan Hunt has switched to football from cycling as the top flight's new head of elite performance

Chinese businessman Anxiang Du convicted of murdering family of four

Court hears how Du 'massacred' his former business partners Mr and Mrs Ding as well as their two teenage daughters

NHS told to ban smoking near hospitals

Staff should be told not to help patients out of bed when they want to smoke

Let study be its own reward: How to make the most of your lectures

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Children from poorer backgrounds are more likely to develop, says scientists

Family poverty linked to children with attention disorder

Average family incomes where study child had developed ADHD was £324 per week, compared with £391 for households where child was not affected

Paedophile John Bidmead jailed for 19 years after one million child abuse images found

The pensioner admitted filming himself as he raped and abused two young girls

The help desk: 'My 14-year-old daughter is cutting herself'

Q. I've discovered that my 14-year-old daughter has been cutting herself. She'd hidden it from me and I found out only when her head of year contacted me. She has tiny cuts on her forearms, some of which look quite old. When I asked her about it, she said she didn't know why she did it and that she doesn't want to talk about it but doesn't think she'll do it again.

This ‘woman-proof’ car shows why we need to challenge the stereotypes about female drivers

If we keep telling women they are useless behind the wheel, the idea gains currency

The number of detentions under the Mental Health Act is increasing

Stop using police cells for those experiencing mental health-related emergencies

If you’d just had a heart attack you’d never be held in a custody

Professor Olive Stevenson: Academic whose work helped pave the way for effective provision of child protection services

Olive Stevenson could not have foreseen the great consequences for her when, 40 years ago, she wrote a dissenting addendum to the report of the inquiry, of which she was a member, into the death of Maria Colwell, a child who had been killed by her stepfather. It gave her an unwanted celebrity status which unleashed invitations to lecture and speak and projected her on to the national stage.

Paranoid schizophrenic Lloyd Drew at home with his father, Ray

The schizophrenia stereotype scares the sufferer too

David Nath explains why he hopes his ‘Bedlam’ TV series will help change ingrained attitudes to psychotic illness

The MafiaLeaks homepage

Mafialeaks: The anonymous whistle-blowing site inspired by Wikileaks which aims to shatter mob code of silence

Activist claims to have already received and passed on important evidence to investigators and journalists

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