N has been a day patient at north London's Dorothy Fish day hospital for 13 years - her ambition is never to leave. Then she meets glamourous new patient Poppy Shakespeare, an ad agency receptionist convinced she's not mad.
Did You Know?
The idea that language is an indicator of mental health is from the era before constant email and SMS updates, and does not accommodate someone's sense of humour. There is a YouTube of someone saying they were diagnosed as having Bipolar Disorder because the Admissions Nurse regarded the man's computer programming career as a delusion, even though he had been able to show her newspaper clippings about his awards. See more