Mental Illness

I tried to help Andrea, a disorientated stranger at a hectic London station, to the irritation of the state’s representatives

In diagnosing dementias, the brain scan is less important than personality traits. But my patients never believe this

Science has struggled to explain anorexia nervosa in its entirety. A new model is targeting the insula, a central hub of brain networks

The editor of British Vogue has bravely — and rightly — shamed designers who insist their clothes be modelled by impossibly thin young girls

What was Van Gogh really like? A new exhibition brings us closer to the truth

The author of Affluenza and the darling of the TV psychiatrist’s couch is underchallenged

Dignitas’ new scheme is based on the misconception that mental illness is a terminal illness