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The concept of schizophrenia is coming to an end – here’s why

The concept of schizophrenia is dying. Harried for decades by psychology, it now appears to have been fatally wounded by psychiatry, the very profession that once sustained it. Its passing will not be mourned.

Today, having a diagnosis of schizophrenia is associated with a life-expectancy reduction of nearly two decades. By some criteria, only one in seven people recover. Despite heralded advances in treatments, staggeringly, the proportion of people who recover hasn’t increased over time. Something is profoundly wrong.

Part of the problem turns out to be the concept of schizophrenia itself.

Arguments that schizophrenia is a distinct disease have been “fatally…

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 The concept of schizophrenia is coming to an end – here’s why

The concept of schizophrenia is dying. Harried for decades by psychology, it now appears to have been fatally wounded by psychiatry, the very profession that once sustained it. Its passing will not be mourned.

Doc GM Splash Fly

Thoughts and Creative Works by a person diagnosed with schizophrenia, as insight into this mental health issue.

Schizophrenia Bulletin

Schizophrenia Bulletin seeks to review recent developments and empirically based hypotheses regarding the etiology and treatment of schizophrenia. We view the field as broad and deep, and will publish new knowledge ranging from the molecular basis to social and cultural factors.

Schizophrenia Forum

The mission of the SRF is to help in the search for causes, treatments, and understanding of the devastating disease of schizophrenia. Our goal is to foster collaboration among researchers by providing an international online forum where ideas, research news, and data can be presented and discussed.

Schizophrenia Research

As official journal of the Schizophrenia International Research Society Schizophrenia Research is THE journal of choice for international researchers and clinicians to share their work with the global schizophrenia research community.

A non-profit community providing in-depth information, support and education related to schizophrenia, a disorder of the brain and mind.

Successful Schizophrenia

Our mission is to help psychiatry (for its own good) free itself from the delusions that keep it from being an effective medical speciality and to provide proof that thousands of people are right when they say they are NOT mentally ill.

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Did you know that schizophrenia affects more than 1 percent of the world's population?

Mental Health America

Schizophrenia is a serious disorder which affects how a person thinks, feels and acts. Someone with schizophrenia may have difficulty distinguishing between what is real and what is imaginary; may be unresponsive or withdrawn; and may have difficulty expressing normal emotions in social situations.

MH Reference

Providing general information on schizophrenic disorders, this section also describes the symptoms employed by psychiatrists as diagnostic criteria for disorders such as paranoid schizophrenia and catatonic schizophrenia.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Schizophrenia is often mischaracterized as an untreatable disease associated with violent behavior and many untrue and unfortunate stereotypes have developed. Most individuals living with schizophrenia are not violent; risk of violence is associated primarily with factors such as psychotic symptoms or substance abuse.


In spite of advances in the understanding of its causes, course and treatment, schizophrenia continues to confound both health professionals and the public. It is easier for the average person to cope with the idea of cancer than it is to understand the odd behavior, hallucinations or strange ideas of the person with schizophrenia.

Schizophrenia is one of the most devastating and debilitating forms of mental illness. Classified as a psychotic disorder, it afflicts approximately 1% of the world’s adult population. Historical documents suggest that schizophrenia has plagued mankind for thousands of years.

SZ Magazine

SZ Magazine has the information about schizophrenia that you are looking for. Each issue provides you with informative articles, recovery stories, caregiver tips and first person accounts of real people who are living with and recovering from this illness.

World Fellowship for Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders

Schizophrenia affects people from all walks of life, usually young people between the ages of 15 and 30. Not everyone will experience the same symptoms, but some symptoms of schizophrenia, such as hearing voices, are common to many.

American Psychological Association

A combination of risk factors allows researchers to predict with up to 80 percent accuracy who is going to experience a psychotic break, the first onset of which can lead to a lifetime of illness, a new study concludes.


Schizophrenia is a group of serious brain disorders in which reality is interpreted abnormally. Schizophrenia results in hallucinations, delusions, and disordered thinking and behavior.

Medical News Today

The latest Schizophrenia News articles published daily. Includes news on schizophrenia - a type of psychosis, characterized by abnormalities in perception, content of thought, and thought processes

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