posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 07:09 AM
reply to post by juleol
I understand that there are a number of symptoms that come under the label. That's the message of the vid I posted above. i.e. That the symptoms
are so diverse the schizophrenic label should be dropped in it's entirety.
Whereas it's reckoned 1% of the general pop. are suffering from schizophrenia what percentage of that number actually hear voices? It's the most
commonly recognised symptom of this so called disease. A real disease is not diagnosed on the basis of observation, subjective opinion and a tick
'Psychiatry is to medicine what astrology is to astronomy.'
I also recognise that if a person is going through a full blown psychosis that medication would likely be required to bring them down. However I
believe that medication should always be prescribed in the short term and that in the long term an investigation of the triggers that caused the
breakdown should be undertaken and management strategies taught to the person to give them the tools to prevent the psychosis becoming full blown
without resorting to medication.
People have to understand that given enough life stressors ANYONE is capable of experiencing psychosis.