In Rosenhan’s experiment, people with no mental illness visited hospitals pretending to be schizophrenic and were all admitted to psychiatric wards. Photo: Alamy

How US scientists diagnosed sane people as schizophrenic, tricked by a secret experiment

An experiment in 1973 sent eight healthy people into hospitals, falsely complaining of hearing voices. The results shook the world of psychiatry and the effects are still being felt in the field today

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In Rosenhan’s experiment, people with no mental illness visited hospitals pretending to be schizophrenic and were all admitted to psychiatric wards. Photo: Alamy
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