Breivik case ‘shows insanity misconceptions’

Horrific crimes, such as the Anders Breivik case, illustrate the misconceptions the public has about mental illness, a leading expert says.

Professor Simon Wessely, of King’s College London, said the simplest responses to mass killings were that the perpetrators must be mad.

But he said the way Breivik carried out the killings suggested otherwise.

He said the idea a psychiatric diagnosis could help people avoid punishment was wrong too — via

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