Killer declared 'mentally stable' hours before fatal chopper attack

Doctors at North District Hospital diagnosed Wong Pat-tat as mentally stable. Photo: SCMP

A hospital declared a man mentally stable a few hours before it again diagnosed him – as schizophrenic – but by then he had chopped a security guard to death, a court heard on Thursday.

Thursday, 3 January, 2013, 5:26pm

Schizophrenic woman in murder case thought mother was asleep

A schizophrenia patient who killed her mother in a fight at their home told police she thought the 83-year-old woman had just fallen asleep, a court heard on Wednesday.

Leung Hin-yi, 51, who pleaded guilty to manslaughter, said she had had become furious because her mother was disobedient, the Court of First Instance was told.

27 Sep 2012 - 10:12am

The Soloist

The Soloist Robert Downey Jnr, Jamie Foxx, Catherine Keener Director: Joe Wright

9 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Beijing hospital raises standard of care for the mentally ill

Greenery surrounds the Huilongguang Hospital, where groups of men and women gather near the benches and enjoy Beijing's autumn breeze.

Some smoke, some chat and others just sit around, like ordinary people in a park. Only a hollow look in their eyes and their wrinkled gowns hint at the fact they are schizophrenia patients.

1 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Soul-searching after random street attacks by mentally ill

New York

On October 6, a man randomly slashed an Indian chef in the face and neck and stabbed a 67-year-old psychologist on Manhattan's daytime streets.

16 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Love Heart Home is where the heart is for drifters

Every morning in a remote village in Shandong province, dozens of neighbours are woken by the national anthem and shuffle off to a local square to perform morning exercises.

30 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Schizophrenics dropping out of treatment programmes

Doctors blame 'old drugs' which they say induce more severe side effects

Many of Hong Kong's schizophrenics continue to be prescribed medication that has relatively severe side effects, leading a number of them to drop out of their treatment programmes, doctors have warned.

17 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Prizewinner discovers artistic side and renewed lust for life

Schizophrenia sufferer wins recognition for creating items through recycling

For schizophrenia sufferer Helen Tsou Sheung-seen, winning a prize in the 6th Hong Kong Abilympics was another step in the journey towards rebuilding her life.

8 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Basic display of warmth sadly lacking in psychiatric ward

Much has been written about the lack of a simple bedside manner within Hong Kong's medical system.

It may not come as a surprise, but it is still disturbing to witness the problem even in a hospital ward dedicated to the treatment of people at their most mentally vulnerable.

9 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Patients get raw deal

I have a cousin who 20 years ago was diagnosed as suffering from schizophrenia, the most common mental disorder found worldwide.

He has been under medication for all those years, at first on such a heavy dosage that he was in a constant stupor, and as a result, he was 'another person'.

15 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

No compassion

MANY young people do not like to live with their elderly parents because they believe they will be too much of a burden. So they allow them to live alone or put them in old people's homes.

22 Feb 1993 - 12:00am