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As a psychiatrist, I sometimes come into contact with people of faith among the patients and families that I see. While at times, I’d like to expose such inconsistencies, not only would it distract from the issue at hand, it won’t work.

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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.