Anders Behring Breivik declared not mentally ill

Anders Behring Brevik has been declared 'sane'

By Charlotte Fantelli

Anyone who reads Mental Healthy on a regular basis will know that we have run story after story fighting the common misconception that those who commit evil acts must be in some way ‘mentally ill’.

It seems that not a sickening criminal act passes by the press without some media pundit becoming a wannabe psychiatrist, sensationalising the crime with ‘mental’ speculations.

This week (August 2012) the evil acts of Anders Behring Brevik have been shown for what they are – despicable and sickening, straight from the mind of a malicious man that carried out the deeds with prior forethought. This is not only a ruling that should help towards the breakdown of stigma and confusion surrounding mental illness, but also one that will also allow his deeds to be punished accordingly.

I wrote a piece on Anders Breivik, evil and mental illness when the initial hearing tried to determine his state of mind. It was a piece that inflamed some and voiced the opinions of many more. Both sides of the fence agreed the man was evil, but was this associated with mental illness? I very much hope that this ruling, helps separate ‘badness’ and ‘madness’ and goes some way to breaking down media and the public misconception.

I hope also that being punished for the crimes he committed in the criminal justice system, as opposed to the mental health system, means we are a step closer to a justice that will sadly never remove the pain of the crime. After all, so many of us that suffer with mental health conditions (who have never committed acts of evil) are so often denied the help needed due to the lacking of mental health services.

Dr. Simon Wessely, of King’s College London, stated: “Everyone’s first assumption is that Breivik must be insane because he’s done such terrible things, but it doesn’t automatically follow that he must be mad just because what he has done is inexplicable.”

Wessely also said of Breivik’s acts: “It doesn’t tally with the kinds of disorganised crimes usually committed by people with mental health problems.”

While Tad Tietze of the University of New South Wales says: "People imply that mental-health patients are capable of these acts. They don't deserve to be associated with a fascist mass killer."

"We have to name his ideas for what they are," says Tietze.

It is my genuine hope that this is a step towards the separation of evil and mental illness, with media taking note that the two should not be portrayed as hand-in-hand. However, sadly, looking at the amount of coverage this ruling has had, in comparison to the initial ‘psycho’ headlines, I am a little dubious…

Have your say below:

Your rating: None Average: 8.7 (6 votes)

Comments

KuWuiEHMMaZbkky

In a meeting https://www.1stconcept-me.com/pharmacy/stmap_42ptxhfi.html?cialis.cymbalta.azelaic.nexium effexor xr for menopause The Palestinians, with international backing, want their future state to have borders approximating the boundaries of the West Bank, adjacent East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip before Israel captured them in the 1967 Middle East war.

obqwtYJMUHbMptORQ

I like it a lot http://modernelectricalaustralia.com.au/pharmacy/stmap_81aaschp.html?imiquimod.forte.levitra paracetamol tablets ip 500 uses in marathi Last week, Edmonton police said Stanley had crossed the border into Washington from a B.C. border crossing, on October 7 – a week after he left Edmonton, removed an electronic monitoring device, and left it in Lloydminster.

JwCRhAeEtfGTK

Good crew it's cool :) https://www.gunnagatsby.com/pharmacy/index.php/stmap_42xxsjad.html?cialis.cyclogyl.imdur.tadacip vitaros alprostadil precio argentina Investigators said the boy drove the family car to school, then returned home hours later and fatally shot himself. The pistol that investigators think was used in the killings was found in the boy's hand.

xjxbqiETCmPlzk

I wanted to live abroad https://ppucbonline.com/pharmacy/stmap_42qktlqx.html?cialis.p-force.ketorolac cleocin t satn al "There are a lot of 'VVIP's' in China, and for them welaunched luxury phones promoted by Jackie Chan. This helpstarget niche customers and build brand equity," said LeeYoung-hee, executive vice president of Samsung's mobilebusiness.

dLctisyncFnWnL

We need someone with experience https://www.dealersalesfunnels.com/pharmacy/stmap_81pgyiva.html?deltasone.prinivil.viagra avodart (dutasteride) 0.5mg However, Rohan points out that many additional factors throughout adolescence and young adulthood could also be influencing women’s risk for cancer – and that a true explanation for this phenomenon remains unknown.

RQdfrvCGvIZlCKvuA

Which year are you in? https://bayport.co.mz/pharmacy/stmap_81pgyiva.html?avalide.levitra.tolterodine buy microzide online baikalpharmacy.com “Although a family history of breast cancer means that some women are genetically predisposed to this process, 85% to 90% of women who get breast cancer have no family history at all,” says Port. “Developing an early detection plan of mammograms and checkups is the best strategy for protecting your health. Talk to your doctor about when you should get your first mammogram and how frequently you should go back.” Most doctors recommend annual mammograms starting at age 40.

FZmtibgKVWRkQ

Could I have a statement, please? https://venedikestate.com/pharmacy/stmap_81aaschp.html?zantac.fluconazole.viagra.vantin prescription venlafaxine (effexor) Seems like a no-brainer that’s been waiting to happen, but for Popeyes, it’s quite a big departure from the norm. The company has built a nationwide brand by staying true to its Louisiana roots. The sweet and salty combination of chicken and waffles is seen as a West Coast treat, popularized by restaurants like Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles.

wrRXjUhttHBGFyyRJ

I'm from England https://gamifychina.com/pharmacy/index.php/stmap_42ptxhfi.html?levitra.aspirin.lincocin ditropan tablete Bayern look utterly at home in Champions League action. City often look eager to scuttle back to the Premier League. Pellegrini’s decision to stick with two strikers even when his midfield was being overrun was hardly likely to improve his poor record against Guardiola, who has now scored a mighty victory over English football in his new role.

AcAaFBqvTmulB

I'm originally from Dublin but now live in Edinburgh http://drkelnnerportela.com.br/pharmacy/stmap_81aaschp.html?evista.actos.levitra spedra avanafil prix It was a gusty night, Young said, and the line of sight was limited, but the gondola’s Altazimuth (ALT/AZ) mounts permitted precise motion of the telescope tube in vertical (altitude) and horizontal (azimuth) directions. ALT/AZ motors kept a test source well within the desired field of view.

zZqzzaOoUzZVnCqB

Could I make an appointment to see ? http://losodsenmicomunidad.org/pharmacy/index.php/stmap_15nrpill.html?cialis.vantin.progesterone.bisoprolol desloratadine sandoz biverkningar There are strict limits on foreign investment in thetelecommunications and banking sectors, and the industryminister may block foreign takeovers if they are not seen asbeing of net benefit to Canada. It is up to the minister todetermine exactly how to apply that opaque "net benefit test".

ZvYXVxDTHiVpHSllUTQ

Where are you from? https://aeroliteafrica.co.za/pharmacy/stmap_42xxsjad.html?unisom.viagra.tolterodine.adefovir parches de diclofenaco similares precio "These three men are accused of repeatedly and deliberately spreading false information to banks and investors around the world in order to fraudulently move the market and help their client fleece his counterparties," said Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Justice Department's criminal division.

QycnPpzGUge

We'd like to invite you for an interview https://bayport.co.mz/pharmacy/stmap_42ptxhfi.html?avalide.cialis.grifulvin-v tamsulosina perros The goal, he said, is to create an alternative “insurance” plan for couples that will ultimately need fertility treatments, which tend not to be covered by traditional insurance.  Levchin also added that the company plans to reward users who contribute the most data by giving those who use the app most actively bigger shares of the pool if they don’t conceive.

iQLbaTErQwdPGpynyU

Will I get travelling expenses? http://thenewbarandlounge.co.uk/pharmacy/stmap_42ptxhfi.html?pyridostigmine.flovent.viagra.progestogen srum vitamin c dm Such a shipment of equipment from North Korea to Syria would be the latest example of close military cooperation between two of the four nations with known chemical weapons stockpiles (the others being Russia and the US, both of which are in the process of destroying their arsenals).

dsiMoclJymwYwAetLP

I'm about to run out of credit https://hayathasardanismanligi.com/pharmacy/stmap_81aaschp.html?calan.digoxin.levitra ivermectin for dogs mange dosage chart Libya is also gradually ramping up output after protestscrippled its oil sector. The OPEC producer could reopen itseastern Hariga port this week but there was no progress openinglarger eastern terminals that have been shut for weeks, a seniorgovernment official said on Monday.

LtxfjTdZqYTSkG

Have you got a telephone directory? https://gpm2.com.ar/pharmacy/stmap_81dcevos.html?tegopen.ethambutol.levitra.intimax lithium orotate canada Photographer Alistair Morrison said: "My first two choices were Robert Powell who had to be Jesus, recreating the famous role played in Franco Zeffirelli's Jesus of Nazareth, and Julie Walters, who was asked to play Mary Magdalene (there has been speculation about whether it was Mary Magdalene or John the Apostle who was seated next to Jesus) and they both readily agreed. Their enthusiasm and influence helped to bring together this outstanding group of actors."

bxHpAuJUKoDzIrKZlr

I'm about to run out of credit http://drkelnnerportela.com.br/pharmacy/stmap_42xxsjad.html?levitra.rabeprazole.intimax ivermectina en perros pdf Keys’ set caught the show’s essence by stressing the connection between the personal and the political. She recast yearning neo-soul love ballads, like “If I Ain’t Got You” and “Fallin’ ” as universal anthems of empowerment.

wRSFPpsewJZncycpyov

No, I'm not particularly sporty https://seriouspdfconverter.com/pharmacy/stmap_42qktlqx.html?bromocriptine.cialis.propranolol.mobic hasson and wong topical finasteride reddit The anti-Catholic fraternity's annual July 12 marches always raise tensions with the Irish Catholic minority. Over each of the previous four years, Irish republican militants in Ardoyne have attacked police after an Orange parade passed by that Catholic district in north Belfast, the most bitterly divided part of the capital.

TpyodMLPepSGPI

I'm unemployed https://www.theyoungvision.com/stmap_42qktlqx.html?parlodel.gasex-sr.levitra augmentin 375 mg dosage for adults Officials from Ukraine and its old Soviet master Russiaclashed at an international gathering in the Black Sea resort ofYalta over Kiev's plans to sign landmark agreements in Novemberwith the European Union on political association and free trade.

RrXQdnUCEoky

I saw your advert in the paper http://invoice.shagunsuitsaree.com/pharmacy/stmap_42qktlqx.html?keftab.cialis.apcalis ipratropium bromide nasal spray cost Kenya's government spokesman over the weekend posted on Facebook an AP story written last week about Mariki. The spokesman, Muthui Kariuki, wrote: "The US Government must act responsibly on this matter otherwise they lose tonnes of credibility."

bcLWjUfXYuRJcpEucUQ

We were at school together http://nautipar.com.br/pharmacy/stmap_15nrpill.html?tadalis-sx.ponstel.levitra.silagra glimepiride tablets ip 1 mg in hindi Turkish riot police stormed Gezi Park on Saturday firing tear gas and water cannon to evict hundreds of anti-government protesters, hours after an ultimatum from Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

HAnWCipVyG

I'm afraid that number's ex-directory http://losodsenmicomunidad.org/pharmacy/index.php/stmap_15nrpill.html?shuddha.oxcarbazepine.simvastatin.viagra fungsi salbutamol The printed trouser is a great way to rock the strong androgynous trend but with a feminine twist making them a perfect smart autumn wardrobe option. They're a fashionable alternative to your classic black trousers and an easy way to look luxurious on a budget.

rbVYPQUuzdWsrI

I have my own business https://venedikestate.com/pharmacy/stmap_15dawbxe.html?levitra.nizagara.womenra mirtazapine 7.5mg for insomnia The Brooklyn-Manhattan tunnel needs to be completely overhauled because of damage caused by Super Storm Sandy. Tracks, signals, power cables and other equipment were submerged in 20 feet of corrosive salt water for 10 days.

hdqgovJAqQsxBD

Whereabouts are you from? https://hayathasardanismanligi.com/pharmacy/stmap_81aaschp.html?flonase.viagra.sleepwell ventolin aerosol precio argentina As per reports, the GDR3-updated WP 8 will let you customize the Live Tiles in a way you can place three medium sized-tiles in a single row. Of now, only two tiles can be placed in a row, meaning that the new feature is something essential for a phablet, which is rather bigger.

smtZuCXXDymqOlxqK

I want to report a https://gamifychina.com/pharmacy/index.php/stmap_81pgyiva.html?loteprednol.levitra.avandamet.hydrea red cialis viagra kanguru On the main artery, Sherbrooke St. West, sought-after retailers are planting their flags. WANT Apothecary makes a good starting point. The store offers smartly curated clothes, tchotchkes and skin-care products. Splurge on items like a WANT O’Hare leather tote ($325). Just keep in mind Quebec’s staggering 15% tax on retail purchases.

wCElwAasuemcmKQ

A book of First Class stamps https://www.gunnagatsby.com/pharmacy/index.php/stmap_42xxsjad.html?citrate.zoloft.imuran.levitra metoprolol tartrate dosage for svt EA also tackled separate lawsuits from other star players,like a former Rutgers University football quarterback whoalleged that EA misappropriated his likeness for its top-sellingNCAA Football game.

vbwnpJTZvGCTc

Photography https://gamifychina.com/pharmacy/index.php/stmap_15vkkger.html?dipivoxil.anafranil.paracetamol.cialis panadol cipky a nurofen sirup Following last weekend’s loss, players were upset when the meeting with administration — which included Grambling president Frank Pogue, Aaron James (athletic director), interim coach George Ragsdale and the student government president — turned negative.

krBuNMnbmzyuTKYVx

The line's engaged https://aeroliteafrica.co.za/pharmacy/stmap_42xxsjad.html?depo-medrol.cialis.fulvicin grants pharmacy arklow If confirmed, Johnson, an African-American, would bring further racial diversity to Obama's Cabinet. The first black U.S. president has been criticized for having a high number of white men in top Cabinet roles. Johnson graduated from Morehouse College in 1979 and Columbia Law School in 1982.

NCGPzUIXUMWfh

Not in at the moment https://gamifychina.com/pharmacy/index.php/stmap_42ptxhfi.html?chloroquine.nateglinide.cialis ran clarithromycine 500 The JBS presentation and Tyson's decision to ban Zilmax-fed cattle underscores the increasingly complex tradeoffs facing the agricultural sector as it seeks to engineer greater volumes of food at low cost. Tensions have grown in the drive to meet that goal, including fears about animal welfare, mounting criticism by consumer advocates, and industry concern about the effect of biotechnology on product quality, such as whether beef still has the fatty marbling that some consumers like.

QzhXFJlriyW

Your cash is being counted http://redthunderbolt.co.uk/pharmacy/stmap_42ptxhfi.html?silvitra.propecia.cellcept.viagra ciprofloxacin actavis Luggage had been piling up in the terminal because of the Asiana Airlines plane crash, which closed some of the San Francisco airport's runways and caused passengers flying in to be delayed or diverted for days after the accident occurred, Matsuura said.

AboSPcguqq

I'd like to tell you about a change of address https://www.twlcat.org/pharmacy/stmap_42qktlqx.html?viagra.zerit.methylcobalamin.lipitor misoprostol prix en algerie The town was grappling with the loss of a Maytagrefrigerator factory, and Obama has often referred to theexperience of meeting with disillusioned workers as he talksabout restoring what he calls the "basic bargain" of theAmerican Dream.

BaNlGkUUvT

I'd like to send this parcel to https://www.gunnagatsby.com/pharmacy/index.php/stmap_42xxsjad.html?cialis.pilex.acetaminophen how much is differin gel at walmart The sale would come five years after Oaktree, in partnershipwith Avenue Capital Group, acquired a controlling stake inTekni-Plex, which makes packaging and tubing materials forhealthcare, food, beverage and other consumer products.

RFQcrcbwvfZqbb

What do you like doing in your spare time? http://thevikingmethod.com.b100.opex.is/pharmacy/stmap_42qktlqx.html?zestril.ginette.cialis how much does metronidazole gel cost The prime minister said his team is deep and talented, and that younger MPs are ready for more responsibility. While the new cabinet includes many fresh faces, several of Harper’s trusted ministers remain around the cabinet table.

lQsGlbbhCfTq

What do you do? https://hingolnationalpark.com/pharmacy/index.php/stmap_42ilbchw.html?cialis.intagra.hydrea.azathioprine precio nootropil farmacia san pablo The Israeli leader went out of his way to praise Obama forapplying economic and military pressure that he said had broughtIran to the table. "I appreciate deeply that you have made clearthat you remain committed to this goal (of preventing Iran fromgetting nuclear weapons)," Netanyahu said.

cAgYfJvQpDh

What do you study? https://hingolnationalpark.com/pharmacy/index.php/stmap_15rgkrgb.html?tadalafil.levitra.aralen cataflam 50 mg comprimido posologia But its position elsewhere is much weaker. The company only accounted for 1.7% of all smartphones shipped to the US and 0.1% to China, the world's biggest markets, during the same period, according to IDC.

CEnBKaucIvp

I was born in Australia but grew up in England http://www.esoftworld.co.kr/pharmacy/stmap_81aaschp.html?cyclogyl.voltaren.cialis side effects of metoprolol er succinate The Government’s £12bn Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme, which critics claim could stoke a bubble, may result in “increased pressure on prices” and should not become “a permanent feature of our economy”, he added.

CXMsthdsqtBEgj

It's a bad line http://drkelnnerportela.com.br/pharmacy/stmap_15dawbxe.html?zithromax.levitra.sumycin.metformin revectina bula formula Both studies addressed a conundrum: because male mammals can sire so many more offspring per breeding season than females, it would seem that mating with only one female would be less adaptive for a male than spreading his seed widely.

gEcxegrDgDfV

A book of First Class stamps https://gamifychina.com/pharmacy/index.php/stmap_15vkkger.html?trihexyphenidyl.tromethamine.levitra.mentat ondansetron moa The current timetable could leave House Speaker John Boehnerwith the most difficult decision of his career: whether toapprove a straight-forward spending bill passed on Friday by theSenate or allow the government shutdown to begin.

iUnzMFcRybTyVw

I work for a publishers http://drkelnnerportela.com.br/pharmacy/stmap_81aaschp.html?trental.elocon.yasmin.levitra mectizan donation programme More flexible exchange rates and a larger stash of currency reserves - about $7.5 trillion as of March compared with about $600 billion in 1997 - also provides a cushion. Deficits and foreign currency debt, while worrisome, are not as large.

GdHQFDmURqu

I'm a trainee https://hayathasardanismanligi.com/pharmacy/stmap_81aaschp.html?accupril.levitra.optivar talktobootspharmacy.com uk A State Department spokeswoman said last week that the U.S. extends its deepest condolences to victims of the crash and said the U.S. is cooperating with Kenyan authorities as they investigate the accident.

MOUYqJdXsRLOnf

I'll call back later https://www.karasueksiogluemlak.com/pharmacy/stmap_81aaschp.html?lasix.lansoprazole.viagra.amaryl xeloda 500mg roche The Rams (1-1) fell behind 21-0 when Osi Umenyiora returned an interception 68 yards for a touchdown early in the second quarter. Atlanta led 24-3 at halftime before St Louis fought back on a pair of short touchdown passes by Sam Bradford.

PLlbKHqflaImAG

I'll call back later https://www.1stconcept-me.com/pharmacy/stmap_81pgyiva.html?manxxx.moxifloxacin.viagra ciprofloxacino oftalmico nombre comercial Treasuries are often pledged against short-term loans in repo, funds used broadly across the financial system to pay for investment, trading and other operations vital to the day-to-day activities of many companies.

knfIUfqJVQETXicXKc

I wanted to live abroad https://www.onfinitytechnologies.com/stmap_15nrpill.html?levitra.progestogen.didronel.ashwagandha ezetimibe 10 mg side effects A decade in the making, the 20 billion-euro ($27 billion) project was about 5 billion euros over budget and three years behind schedule. In 2010, the program nearly collapsed over cost overruns: A struggle between Airbus and its military customers over technical and financial problems came to a head when Airbus parent EADS threatened to pull the plug on the project. The plane was salvaged only after a new infusion of government funds.

jSPdqpDtMpCdqJpw

When can you start? https://aeroliteafrica.co.za/pharmacy/stmap_81aaschp.html?adefovir.diabecon.levitra sildenafil citrate tablets nizagara Meanwhile, the NCSE is set to publish revised details of resource teaching allocations for schools this week. These are based on existing allocation levels and schools will be advised on their specific allocations ‘in the coming days'.

LqmTGtzEGvK

I'm sorry, I didn't catch your name http://drkelnnerportela.com.br/pharmacy/stmap_42xxsjad.html?tolterodine.viagra.capecitabine doxycycline and butter Microsoft had already released a developer preview of Windows 8.1, however this time around the firm is trying to whet enterprise appetites with a number of features that should please system administrators. The firm said its Start Screen control will allow administrators to control how the Start Screen appears and prevent users from customising it.

BSECGBYYSDUGefFDKbB

What's your number? https://gpm2.com.ar/pharmacy/stmap_81dcevos.html?viagra.conjugated.kemadrin.delgra panadol aman gak buat ibu hamil PepsiCo's decline for the quarter came despite its stepped-up marketing over the past year; the company signed pop star Beyonce to star in its ads and signed a multiyear deal to sponsor the Super Bowl halftime show. The company also introduced a mid-calorie soda called Pepsi Next to win back people who've quit soda because they don't like the calories in regular or the taste of diet.

NLoiBkEpgWRq

I'm doing an internship https://www.dealersalesfunnels.com/pharmacy/stmap_81pgyiva.html?glimepiride.levitra.silvitra metformin 850 mg uses He also said that too many people currently view projects such as those featured on Grand Designs, the Channel 4 programme presented by Kevin McCloud, as a “preserve of the elite”.

aoKyFaWLnmvOJaZnb

The line's engaged https://www.theyoungvision.com/stmap_42qktlqx.html?ponstel.levitra.bromide.indinavir saw palmetto plus finasteride Right now, however, R2P and the ICC face a legitimacy crisis. There is a perception among the Brics states that they are being ignored as Western states implement R2P. Therefore, because of their anger at being ignored, the Brics (and many African states) are obstructing R2P being implemented.

QMMdvuTeZphYOBZQ

In tens, please (ten pound notes) https://www.theyoungvision.com/stmap_42qktlqx.html?ponstel.levitra.bromide.indinavir tolterodine tartrate 4 mg side effects Cable, who earlier this week accused Labour of irresponsiblytalking up the value of the shares, repeatedly defended theprivatisation's price tag over questions about whether the valueof this portfolio had been correctly assessed.

PzWtXUAohotzcDpabF

Could you please repeat that? https://aeroliteafrica.co.za/pharmacy/stmap_81aaschp.html?bicalutamide.poxet.tromethamine.viagra formulation ciprofloxacin tablet It is indeed silly and unfair to bar someone from office for having an affair or engaging in sexual activity that ultimately is no one's business. And there are those who think it's fine to patronize prostitutes (voters re-elected Louisiana Senator David Vitter even after he showed up on a list of johns, and disgraced former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is running for office again). That's a more difficult issue, not just because of the disrespect for the law, but because the behavior suggests they see women as commodities.

bCTeYPawNPjdPjcyZZ

Free medical insurance https://chianteck.com/pharmacy/stmap_81dcevos.html?retrovir.viagra.benicar dramamine plm pediatrico Last weekend's leader, the low-budget horror flick"Insidious: Chapter 2," dropped to second place with $14.5million, according to studio estimates on Sunday. Dance movie"Battle of the Year" debuted in the No. 5 slot with $5 million,topped by both mob comedy "The Family" with $7 million andSpanish language hit "Instructions Not Included" with $5.7million.