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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Thursday 28 February 2013
Deyan Deyanov committed the crime during an attack of paranoid schizophrenia, and was therefore not held criminally responsible
Monday 11 February 2013
Tens of thousands of people with schizophrenia are being denied the chance to work because of “severe discrimination”, a report has found.
Thursday 17 January 2013
Italian scientists say they have located the part of the brain that can turn a latin lover into an insanely jealous person or even a stalker.
Thursday 20 December 2012
A French psychiatrist has been convicted of manslaughter after her patient murdered an elderly man.
Top of the flops: As Tulisa's Female Boss scrapes a place in the top 40 her album ranks with other hyped-up under-performers
Monday 10 December 2012
The X Factor judge's new record sold only 7,000 copies
Wednesday 28 November 2012
Mental health must rise up the political agenda. Pledges must be matched with action
Tuesday 27 November 2012
I am quite open about my illness and people generally are more interested than afraid of it. I remember that before I was diagnosed as a schizophrenic in my teens I did not know much about it.
Thursday 15 November 2012
It's too late for my friend, but hope is there for others. None of us should wait until the funeral of a loved one before we take this seriously
Thursday 15 November 2012
Ignorance over dose levels means patients can put on a stone in just eight weeks, inquiry finds
Wednesday 14 November 2012
Last year almost 49,000 patients were detained against their will under the Mental Health Act 2007, the highest level since the act was introduced five years ago. Black and Afro-Caribbean men are disproportionately represented among those who were detained.
Tuesday 13 November 2012
But there are bigger things at stake than the £450,000 he took home
Thursday 25 October 2012
While there are some shining examples of good practice within the mental healthcare system, there is still a huge amount of work to be done.
Thursday 18 October 2012
Tuesday 16 October 2012
Doctors have been given permission to perform potentially life-saving cancer surgery on a woman who has a "delusional belief" she does not have the disease.
Monday 08 October 2012
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
- 4 Alex Salmond: 'The rocks would melt with the sun before I'd ever set foot in the House of Lords'