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
Sales of the tablet are set to fall again, say analysts
Met Police confirm there was a 'minor disturbance' and that no-one was arrested
George Lucas criticises the major Hollywood film studios
Does Chris Grayling realise what a vague concept he is dealing with?
Trend which requires crisps, a fork and a strong stomach is sweeping Mexico's streets
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Sorry Judy Finnigan – Ched Evans is no less sickening than an alleyway rapist
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Workers 'could be forced to pay £5 a week' to get benefits
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver allegedly kicks gay couple off for kissing
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- 2 Jack the Ripper: Scientist who claims to have identified notorious killer has 'made serious DNA error'
- 3 Banksy arrest hoax: Internet duped by fake report claiming that the street artist's identity has been revealed
- 4 Drink alcohol and eat meat to improve male fertility - but cut down on coffee, studies suggest
- 5 Brian Harvey turns up at Downing Street and 'demands to speak to Prime Minister'