The discussion about a new name for schizophrenia gives us patients an opportunity to present afresh what our condition is really like, warts and all. It gives us the chance to present a more accurate picture — to be honest and open and get away from the misleading and mystifying image of a split mind or split personality.
In this way we can tackle inaccurate and often sensational reporting by journalists and editors working for newspapers, radio and television.
We need to emphasize that some of us — but not all — are on a recovery route, although for the large majority a complete recovery is not attainable.
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