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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.

Six per cent of doctors have experienced a disabled patient who has attempted - or committed - suicide as a result of “undergoing, or fear of undergoing” the Government's fitness to work test.

Fear of fitness to work tests driving disabled patients to suicide, say 6% of GPs

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Ellie Goulding, Roundhouse, London

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The Government is diverting money to “sexy” diseases like breast cancer when it could save billions in the long term by tackling the root causes of mental illness, the comedian Ruby Wax has claimed.

Ancient Light, By John Banville

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Spencer Myer, Wigmore Hall, London

As each new player joins the fray, one remembers the imbalance between the seven hundred pianists listed in the British Music Yearbook, and the thirty who make a decent living from concerts.

Family killer Bamber fails in final bid to clear name

Jeremy Bamber's convictions for murdering five of his relatives more than 25 years ago will not be referred to the Court of Appeal.

'Panic attack' behind man's death

A man died attempting to climb through a glass panel in his locked bedroom door following a suspected panic attack, an inquest heard today.

Jeremy Bamber murder appeal bid rejected

Criminal Cases Review Commission said this was its final decision in its longest-running case

Anders Behring Breivik was 'pleased' by the assessment

Showpiece trial awaits as Breivik is ruled 'not insane'

The right-wing extremist who confessed to killing 77 people in a bomb-and-shooting rampage in Norway is not criminally insane, according to a psychiatric assessment released yesterday.

Breivik to dispute insane ruling

A far-right militant who killed 77 people in Norway last year will use his trial to challenge a diagnosis that he is criminally insane, something that would be "worse than death", excerpts of a letter he wrote showed yesterday.

DVD: Take Shelter (15)

Michael Shannon, the best thing about Revolutionary Road and sensational as Nelson van Alden in Boardwalk Empire, carries Jeff Nichols's unsettling drama on his broad shoulders.

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