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 10 May 2009
Wednesday 06 May 2009
Failures in the care of a paranoid schizophrenic who killed a pregnant mother of five were revealed yesterday by an independent investigation which highlighted a series of blunders leading up to the tragedy.
Friday 17 April 2009
A schizophrenic was sentenced to 100 years in prison in America for drowning his eight-year-old daughter in a toilet.
Wednesday 01 April 2009
Friday 20 March 2009
At this stage, we're not talking about Fritzl being treated so he will not offend again. The psychiatrists will be assessing him to see if he's got any serious underlying mental illness, such as schizophrenia, and if he does not, then they'll come to the same conclusion as the psychiatrist who has already assessed him: that he is a very rare and very serious type of psychopath.
Friday 06 March 2009
A man who beheaded and ate parts of a fellow bus passenger will not go to prison after a Canadian judge ruled that he was not criminally responsible.
Saturday 21 February 2009
Thursday 19 February 2009
It is “very unlikely” that Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper, will ever be released, the Prime Minister said yesterday.
Sunday 21 December 2008
Friday 19 December 2008
Thursday 18 December 2008
Robert Napper is a convicted killer and sex attacker who has evaded justice for 16 years.
Thursday 18 December 2008
The brutal killing of Rachel Nickell turned into one of the greatest unsolved cases of modern times.
Friday 28 November 2008
An "overbearing" husband left his wife with three pork pies and some water when she got wedged down the side of the bed, a court heard today.
Tuesday 18 November 2008
Monday 20 October 2008
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
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