"Schizophrenic"

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Registered: 08-04-2001
"Schizophrenic"
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Tue, 10-19-2010 - 9:31am

:smileysad:

On the TV show, "House" the patient had schizophrenia. The show had her finally admitting to the husband "I'm schizophrenic." NOT - "I have schizophrenia."


www. It's Not Mental .com


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Registered: 11-13-2008
Fri, 10-22-2010 - 7:14pm

"I wish so much we could stamp out the stigma. But It is so ingrained into our culture and even our vocabulary. "

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Registered: 07-11-2006
Sun, 10-24-2010 - 3:52pm

I stumbled onto this board while trying to remember where the Families and Mental Illness board went in the revamp.

I just want to say that I am sooo on your page. The stigma against mental illness seems to be the only one that isn't shinking in these days of being PC.

Whenever I notice someone using "schizophrenic", I try to suggest "dichotomous", which is usually more appropriate.

I saw a House episode where schizophrenia was addressed and it was very well done. He made a comment about how treating the symptoms of