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How not to treat schizophrenia

Posted Jun 01 2005 12:00am

This is not about children in schools, but it is a powerful lesson.

A Romanian nun has died after being bound to a cross, gagged and left alone for three days in a cold room in a convent, Romanian police have said.

Members of the convent in north-west Romania claim Maricica Irina Cornici was possessed and that the crucifixion had been part of an exorcism ritual.

Cornici was found dead on the cross on Wednesday after fellow nuns called an ambulance, according to police.

Later the story explains furthur, “Mediafax news agency said Cornici suffered from schizophrenia and the symptoms of her condition caused the priest at the convent and other nuns to believe she was possessed by the devil.”

Here’s a link for the BBC version from which I’ve quoted.

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