Can We Replace Misleading Terms Like 'Mental Illness,' 'Patient,' and 'Schizophrenia'

April 5, 2015 8:50 PM

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You may recall that Humpty's complacent confidence in the power and precision of his words just preceded his very great fall -- and all the king's horses and all the king"s men could not repair the damage done.

Those of us who worked on DSM IV learned first-hand and painfully the limitations of the written word and how it can be tortured and twisted in damaging daily usage, especially when there is a profit to be had.

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