'Adolescence can be a difficult transitional period and it's when we typically see the first signs of mental health disorders such as schizophrenia and depression. This study gives us a clue why this is the case'
Treatments at the moment focus on the effects of schizophrenia — but scientists might now be able to make steps towards tackling the cause of the mental illness
Dr Brian Eagleman took a journey through the three pounds of amazing spongy stuff you have between your ears
The man was given the sentence despite having a history mental illness
Thamsanqa Jantjie said he may have suffered a schizophrenic episode, and that there was ‘nothing he could do’ when he started hearing voices and hallucinating
We must ensure that our desire to protect vulnerable people from media exploitation doesn’t result in censorship of mental health issues
David Nath explains why he hopes his ‘Bedlam’ TV series will help change ingrained attitudes to psychotic illness
Some people have been hounded out of jobs, or sacked on the spot when their employers found about their illness
As the big beast of the Premier League is released from its cage once again, it's all too easy to forget that football is simply about a bunch of boys (or girls) chasing a ball around, not pampered heroes and image rights. Maybe the game can bring out the worst in people but it also provides an escape.
Suspect ‘believed a device had been implanted in his brain’ according to police
For all the glamour of the Premiership, the real thing that gives the Beautiful Game its beauty is the indelible joy of playing the game. From a kick-about in the park to Villa Park, the actual joy of participation tends to outweigh watching others play the game. Which is why – during summer Olympic, cycling, cricketing or tennis glories – it’s frustrating when the behaviour of a few in the upper echelons of the game gives people a stick to beat football with.
Judge said it may have been a crazy scheme, ‘but it was a very real plan’
In the roll-call of student summer reading certain volumes stand out, including Desmond Morris's body language phenomenon The Naked Ape and Richard Bach's Jonathan Livingston Seagull. To those can be added a volume by Robert M Pirsig that snuggled its way into every hitchhiker's hand-crocheted body satchel. Unlike Bach, whose books were like being hit with a wiffle bat full of pot-pourri, Pirsig is the real deal. Born in 1928, this precocious university student was eventually expelled for studying too hard, after growing bewildered by the choice of multiple hypotheses in his chosen field, biochemistry. Overwhelmed by the limitations of science, he tackled Eastern philosophy instead, spending time in India before returning to a US college.
If we only ever talk about schizophrenia in the context of a violent murder, is it any surprise that the public think people with mental illness are dangerous?
Sean Rigg, a musician who died shortly after being arrested by police, had a 20-year history of mental illness.
Multiple mistakes by police in dealing with people suffering from mental illness could have contributed to dozens of deaths, an independent commission concluded today.