Far be it from me –

“Schizophrenia” does not exist

on December 15, 2016

recovery network: Toronto

Jim vanOs1Jim Van Os and his big list of schitzo stereoptypes

“Schizophrenia” does not exist.

That some people struggle and suffer and become isolated by that is not in doubt, especially here.

That they suffer because they have a “thing” and that “thing” is named “schizo-whatever” is just not true.

That people suffer because they have biological fault/ disease is a myth.

Scientifically, it doesn’t qualify as a diagnosis let alone a syndrome – there is simply too much variation in what gets given that name.

That people don’t recover is a lie, that they have no hope is only true because  of the way other people treat them.

Schizophrenia is not a thing it’s an idea.
And it’s a really bad one.

What limits our freedom is the myths and stories that we tell ourselves and the myths and stories we tell each other.

The big list of “Schizo”  is…

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