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Psychiatrist talks about murder case

The psychiatrist who treated Tamara Butler, who was  found guilty of murdering her own daughter, says that the island should address the problems of mental health more quickly.

Dr. Marc Lockhart has been leading a committee looking at building a new facility in Cayman and says next week he will addresses the MLAs on his plans to improve how mental health is viewed.

“We are not discounting those that have lost their lives, or those that were hurt. Nobody’s doing that. What we are looking at is an illness, a disease, and realizing that it needs to be addressed,” said Dr. Lockhart.

Dr. Lockhart also explains not everyone is diagnosed with psychiatric illnesses and certainly not to the extent in which it affected Butler.


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