STIGMA & INCLUSION: Being Successful with Schizophrenia

Elyn R. Saks, an Associate Dean and Professor of Psychology, Law, and Psychiatry, was diagnosed at a young age with schizophrenia. In this article, she breaks down her recovery story:

“THAT is why it is so distressing when doctors tell their patients not to expect or pursue fulfilling careers. Far too often, the conventional psychiatric approach to mental illness is to see clusters of symptoms that characterize people. Accordingly, many psychiatrists hold the view that treating symptoms with medication is treating mental illness. But this fails to take into account individuals’ strengths and capabilities, leading mental health professionals to underestimate what their patients can hope to achieve in the world…”

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