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.
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Attacks on 'Ukip Calypso' show how skewed people’s priorities are
Poppy Appeal 2014: This is why I won't be wearing a red poppy this year
- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Axe wielding man shot dead after attacking four New York policemen on busy street
- 3 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 4 Jimmy Carr's Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 5 Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo