Care standards for schizophrenia patients in the UK is declining.

Dan Lowe, 36, who first noticed psychotic symptoms 16 years ago, finds the hospital environment worsens his paranoia: “…they just put you in front of the telly and calm you down”.

Prof Sir Robin Murray, from King’s College London, said: “If you have psychosis and your mind is disturbed, you need a period of respite and calm.”

Paul Jenkins, head of Rethink Mental Illness, says “treatment [is] still nowhere good enough”

An investigation into the £12bn/year condition has begun to try to tackle the maltreatment of patients.


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