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Happy and Productive New Year everybody, with or without wings, with or without PSS. Bill George
Xen. It was originally Wittgenstein that said it was like trying to get a fly out of the fly bottle. You say fly bottles and wasp traps are the same thing. You might as well say syrup and vinegar are the same thing. Bill George
I don’t know whether I, for one, am right about all this. You, Xen, are blessed with a very high IQ. It will take me some time and study to understand all your analogies. But we will get there! B.G.
This one sounds interesting and fairly well balanced. Thank you Sky Blue Sight! It is better to talk of flybottles than wasp traps. Bill George
Thank you Xen. Jacqui Dillon is also not a sufferer from Schizophrenia and she is also not mad. But she has considerable insight. She is one of the sanest people I know of. Bill
Congratulations Xen! There is a Dutch saying which runs something like this: “Een vleugje stroop doet meer dan een fles azijn.” Roughly translated this means: “A dash of syrup will achieve more than a bottle of vinegar.” *You* and Jacqui Dillon may be able to show the fly the way out of the flybottle (Ludwig Wittgenstein). Bill
I do agree that recovery is often a matter of discovery. B.G.
The majority of the commentators above have their reservations about Psychosis Susceptibility Syndrome (PSS) as a more modern name for schizophrenia. On the other hand when I started reading this there were 64 Likes and 24 Tweets (not necessarily favorable Tweets).
I agree that the condition is complex and that individual people are complex. There is no one cause of PSS and no one defining symptom. There is a cluster of symptoms, a different cluster for each person.
There is something to be said for abandoning diagnoses altogether. But as the last post hinted, abandoning diagnoses might have unintended practical consequences.
The important thing is not the change in the name, but to take the opportunity to educate the public as to what we experts by experience actually experience; and to get rid of the myths!! Bill George, Anoiksis.