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We should not get our orders from clocks.' 'Do you really think clocks tell us what to do? When Jan told a therapist she had been seeing for depression, after a series of family deaths, about Henry's behaviour, the therapist said it sounded as if he was heading for a psychotic breakdown, adding: 'He needs to see a psychiatrist as soon as possible and be put on medication.' Over the next few days Jan repeatedly called him but failed to reach him.
On Friday morning, the university called Jan to say that he was in the Priory Hospital in Hove, and had been there since Thursday evening.
Dr Duncan Angus, the consultant psychiatrist, later told me Henry might be in the initial phase of schizophrenia but he had not made a final diagnosis and would not do so for ten days.
During that time, Henry would be under observation.
The first incident had happened two weeks earlier when Henry had been arrested and spent some hours in a police cell.
At lunch, Henry talked away about eco-lifestyles: 'Everybody should live only in the daylight, get up at dawn and go to bed at dusk.I believed we could serve a broader purpose by making mental illness less of a mystery. He moved from speaking single words to complete sentences with disconcerting speed.He was sociable and got on well with other children, but was easily cast down if they rebuffed him.I asked how he was enjoying being a student, and he said: 'I have never been happier in my life.' After Jan's call I rushed home to Canterbury where my wife, who teaches English literature, described the sinister changes she had seen in Henry since Christmas.It was, she said, as if another personality had been invading his mind.
Award-winning journalist Patrick Cockburn has spent many years working as a foreign correspondent, reporting from the world's trouble spots from Belfast to Baghdad.