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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Saturday 09 November 2013
A woman made the shocking discovery when visiting the grave of a relative
Thursday 07 November 2013
Black and white doodle features cartoon version of renowned psychoanalyst
Wednesday 06 November 2013
Doctors worldwide urged to be 'conservative' when diagnosing condition
Homeless man John Ward sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering two Big Issue sellers in frenzied Birmingham knife attack
Tuesday 15 October 2013
23-year-old pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility after killing Wayne Busst and Ian Watson-Gladwish
Monday 14 October 2013
But can it help diminish the annoyance of those Kevin Bacon adverts?
Tuesday 08 October 2013
A Moscow court has found a protester guilty of assaulting a police officer at an anti-President Putin rally last year, sentencing him to forced psychiatric treatment in a trial that has been widely seen as politicised.
Thursday 03 October 2013
A mind-numbingly pretentious 75 minutes
Monday 30 September 2013
Health watchdog will ask if practitioners need better support during fitness-to-work reviews
Thursday 26 September 2013
Fussy direction from Calixto Bieito, but magnificent singing from the cast
Michael Gove creating 'neo Victorian' curriculum for primary schools, says professor who led massive review into sector
Tuesday 24 September 2013
Robin Alexander argues core subjects of English and maths would be favoured at expense of arts and humanities
Thursday 19 September 2013
Evolutionary biologists reveal that reports of altruism make a potential mate - even for a short-term fling - seem more attractive
Wednesday 18 September 2013
More than 20 leading universities to offer 'massive open online courses'
Saturday 14 September 2013
Fire is thought to have been caused by a patient either smoking or setting himself alight
Thursday 12 September 2013
Children should not start formal school lessons until they are six or seven because of the “profound damage” the current education system is causing, a group of experts has warned.
Sunday 08 September 2013
A Brazilian man recovering from a stroke has turned into a philanthropist after damage to parts of his brain changed his personality in a way previously unheard of by doctors.
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don’t change Europe’s attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Tony Blair attacks Jeremy Corbyn's 'Alice In Wonderland' politics
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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