An inquiry into the ‘Schizophrenia’ label has been launched by a group of organizations and individuals concerned about the meaning and usefulness of ‘schizophrenia’ and similar labels such as ‘psychosis.’ The Inquiry aims to investigate the impact this label has on people’s lives and to collect evidence from people, including mental health service users and carers, those (including professionals) who use these labels to describe mental health problems in other people, and those who have concerns about the use of such labels. (From the press release)
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