An article about the possible decline in schizophrenia diagnosis or the use of other terms such as voice hearers etc.
Schizophernia is a spectrum disorder but is also likely a multitude of different disorders that come under the same umbrella term. In the future there will be better delineation of diagnosis.
Medical labels are only useful in two contexts. As a short hand to communicate important information, commonly between clinicians. To meet criteria for funding/support/medical assistance.
Schizophernia is very heterogeneous. This is true of the differential response people get to treatment and how symptom manifest. For example as it’s a mental phenomenon no two people hear the samething or see the same thing. We all have unique brains
That is so incredibly lame.
Agree and also disagree.
While yes, symptoms vary by type, content, and degree of severity amongst those with the condition, there are also a ton of commonalities and overlap in the actual themes of delusions and types of auditory/visual hallucinations, etc.
For example: religiosity/spiritualism/mysticism, grandiosity, persecutory/threatening, etc.