Archive for December, 2012
Last month, the mental health charity, Rethink Mental Illness, published The Abandoned Illness, an 88 page report about schizophrenia and its care in England.
While their report is very readable report and provides a good explanation of psychosis, schizophrenia and the issues involved, among the sympathetic coverage given to the illness, there was also an emphasis on “catastrophic failings” in care and the “scandal” of schizophrenia’s reduced life expectancy, though neither of these quoted descriptions appear in the report itself.
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Tags: “catastrophic failings”, Dr Greg Neate, Dr Shubulade Smith, Early Intervention Services, NHS, Professor Louis Appleby, psychiatry, Radio 4’s You and Yours, Rethink Mental Illness, scandal, Schizophrenia care: cause for concern or catastrophe, The Abandoned Illness, The Schizophrenia Commission