posted on May, 7 2015 @ 04:28 PM
The whole problem with schizophrenia is from the crap society, their severe misunderstanding of the term, media's portrayal of it, and idiotic
refusal to actually listen to professionals or research.
First things first to OP...where is my DSM does it say Schizophrenia isn't an objective disorder? I didn't see it when I opened it just now.
Schizophrenia has been included in the DSM and diagnosed many times.
Anyway to my points
1. Schizophrenia is NOT DID. People have to get that. DID is a severe split of the personality that includes a lack of memory between the alters and
is almost always a reactionary method of coping to complex trauma. Schizophrenia is trouble or a disconnect in reality testing.
2. Schizophrenia is NOT dangerous almost all of the time. People here the word schizophrenia and immediately clutch their children thinking this
person is going to fly off the handle and tear through a crowd with a gun. This is such a horrific and dangerous false belief. It paints people in a
terrible light. Of the many lovely folks I've worked with who endure schizophrenia, I have yet to have someone turn to violence. In fact, with
appropriate medication and coping strategies, it's entirely realistic for many people to live a completely functional and "normal" life. I hate
when people use that...hence my quotes. I think what would truly surprise people is to know how many times they've passed someone with diagnosed
schizophrenia on the street and didn't even notice.
3. Media has got to stop and people have got to stop being so easily swayed. But neither of these are likely to happen.
I wish everyone the best and the best wellness
But let's all work even in a small manner on stopping the lies towards those who endure mental illness. Fortunately, where I do therapy (though I am
exclusively PTSD and substance use), there is boatloads of optimism spread for anyone who crosses our door.