# Is it time to change the term negative symptoms?

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People always be wanting to change terms to confuse me.

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Man there is a lot of news today good stuff

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A negative symptom by any other name would still feel like dragging around a @#$%ing boat anchor. Apologies to William.

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I’d say yes. 15151515

Yes change the name
It’s another archaic out of date psychiatric term

Interesting question

I hereby instantiate boat anchor syndrome as the new and current term for negative symptoms. :disguised_face:

:anchor: :ship:

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lol, Yeah, go ahead and change the name, and I guarantee in 25 years (or some other time in the future) the new term will be stigmatized and we’ll be having this conversation all over again on whether or not we should change the name.

Waste of time, stop playing with language, just leads to temporary confusion until everyone learns what the new word means then its back to thinking the same thing about people with schizophrenia.

Changing names has been done many times for many things and it solved nothing.

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Couldn’t agree more. Well said.

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About as useful as putting lipstick on a pig.

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I think negative is a good term for them.

I don’t need overly PC language to make me feel better about suffering from negative symptoms I need medicine and therapies that effectively work against their effects.

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