mental illness

Mental illness issues could make death penalty impossible for Kyoto Animation arsonist

Psychiatric and legal experts comment on the possibility of arsonist in attack that killed 35 being sentenced to die for his crimes.

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School of hard knocks? Female student is attacked on campus by a teacher in the nude

We go to school expecting to learn valuable life lessons, but sometimes the lessons learned are a little too real.

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Acquittal of attacker who was “stabbed by smartphone rays” draws anger online

A 41-year-old man was found not guilty of assault after claiming electromagnetic waves from a smartphone were stabbing his body.

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Up to 100,000 mental illness sufferers confined to their homes in chains in China

According to a Chinese newspaper published on July 11, a significant number of mentally ill patients are being confined to their homes in chains or being kept in metal cages rather than receiving appropriate treatment. In the province of Hebei alone, the number of patients being detained in this way is estimated to be 100,000.

It is reported that a shortage of psychiatrists and hospitals, combined with patients from the lower classes being unable to afford the costs of treatment, is behind this bizarre state of affairs. The population of the Hebei province totals in at 72.4 million.

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