Thursday, March 15, 2012

International society removes 'schizophrenia' from its title


International society removes 'schizophrenia' from its title

A statement from the ISPS today reveals that the society has voted to remove the word 'schizophrenia' from its title due to the term being deemed 'unscientific andstigmatizing':  
"Members of the International Society for the Psychological Treatments of the Schizophrenias and Other Psychoses ( have just voted, by an overwhelming majority, to change the society’s name to the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis. The new logo and letterhead are to be adopted by the end of March.  
The change comes at a time when the scientific validity of the term schizophrenia is being hotly debated in the lead up to the publication of the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (see  

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