Has the term “schizophrenia” become outdated? Some experts are beginning to think so.
For several decades now, “schizophrenia” has been the word used to describe a condition with a specific type of psychosis. However, many agree that the word tends to stir up a negative image with significant stigma — suggesting discrimination, labeling, isolation and social rejection.
Recently, discussions have emerged about whether or not to change the term “schizophrenia” to something that would be less stigmatizing. Several suggestions have been made, but it seems that the most accepted term is salience syndrome.
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