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  • Sep 18, 2014
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Killer declared 'mentally stable' hours before fatal chopper attack

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

Six weeks of hospital treatment for retiree who bashed spouse with dumb-bell

A judge yesterday ordered six weeks' psychiatric treatment in hospital for an elderly schizophrenia sufferer who struck his wife on the head with a 2.2kg dumb-bell.

Retiree Szeto Kwong-wah, 71 - who tried to commit suicide after the attack - earlier pleaded guilty to wounding with intent his wife, Lau Yin-ling, 57.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:09am

Ask the doctors

Q: My uncle has schizophrenia, and I am worried I may have it. Is schizophrenia a hereditary condition?


14 Aug 2012 - 1:07pm

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