From the World Fellowship for Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders:
The World Fellowship for Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders is conducting a survey: Changing the Name Schizophrenia. The issue has been talked about for years and continues to crop up. It is an important time to ask this question, as the DSM is being reviewed (it will be published in 2012) and changing the name of schizophrenia is one of the items being considered. While it is a diagnostic and treatment-based decision, the impact is much broader than just diagnosis and treatment.
We need to add our voices to the debate, letting the reviewers know how family, people with the illness and other mental health professionals feel. We want to gather a broader range of opinions than is typically gathered when this question is posed - around the world and to all of the stakeholders, and also give people a chance to say 'this is important' or 'this is a waste of time'.
It will take just a few minutes to complete the survey. Simply click here.
Renaming schizophrenia (2007)
Schizophrenia can and should be renamed (2007)
Change is required; but name or attitude? (2007)
Renaming schizophrenia: a Japanese perspective (2006)