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.
Like this page on Facebook for updates
Monday 06 December 2010
Five men put the health of sick patients at risk in the most serious fake medicine scam ever seen in the European Union, a court heard today.
Monday 29 November 2010
Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe will tomorrow challenge a High Court judge's order that he can never be released.
Friday 26 November 2010
A railway station worker was pushed in front of a moving train by a schizophrenic who fled from hospital hours earlier, a court heard today.
Wednesday 17 November 2010
The death of a policeman stabbed to death by a paranoid schizophrenic could have been prevented if he had been treated suitably, an independent report found today.
Monday 15 November 2010
Friday 29 October 2010
AstraZeneca's profits slumped by more than a quarter in the three months to the end of September after it paid out nearly $500m (£314m) over claims relating to its Seroquel schizophrenia treatment.
Thursday 28 October 2010
Early data from the 1,000 Genomes Project, an international effort to build a detailed map of human genetic variation, is already offering new clues about human disease, including why some people are more severely affected by disease than others.
Tuesday 26 October 2010
Psychiatrists today warned the government that it could not afford to ignore mental health issues when forming the new public health strategy.
Friday 15 October 2010
Thursday 30 September 2010
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder is a genetic condition, research suggested today.
Tuesday 28 September 2010
It's an intimate start, as Fyfe Dangerfield, the lead singer of Guillemots, stands alone to sing a quiet rendition of "Faster than the Setting Sun". But then, after an almost maudlin first verse, his band sneak onstage and the beat kicks in. It's a sudden shift, yet feels utterly natural, exhibiting a melodic and tonally thrilling schizophrenia that sets the mood for the evening.
Saturday 17 July 2010
Authorities in Vietnam have expressed concern about the number of women being sent overseas as mail-order brides, after one was murdered by her South Korean husband eight days after she arrived in the country.
Friday 18 June 2010
A few years ago, the Almeida produced a triumphant theatrical make-over of the Dogme movie Festen, but I'm afraid I cannot report a comparable success for its attempt to recreate in stage terms the 1961 Ingmar Bergman classic Through a Glass Darkly. The production is manifestly a high-minded labour of love by director Michael Attenborough and writer Jenny Worton. But when it's divorced from the bleak, brooding brilliance of Bergman's cinematography, with its harrowed close-ups and haunting footage of Faro, the story is left looking as dubious and muddled as it is portentous.
Tuesday 11 May 2010
Major variations in the number of genes carried in a person's genome have been linked with schizophrenia, in a study that provides further evidence of the important role played by genetics in raising the risk of the illness, which affects one in 100 people.
Sunday 28 March 2010
It has been a "victory for the assholes" writes Lionel Shriver, incisively introducing this iconic 1963 book, that the word "feminist" has become stigmatised. Why are so many independent contemporary women reluctant to identify themselves as feminists? Perhaps, suggests Shriver, it is because they are fearful of being perceived as "difficult", man-hating harridans. The advice that Shriver offers to those women who would choose housewifery and motherhood over a demanding career is to watch every episode of Mad Men, and then to read this book.
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
- 3 The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
- 4 Phil Neville backtracks on Tomas Rosicky 'I'd smash him' comments from Match of the Day 2
- 5 British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia