If someone has cancer, we don’t refer to them as being cancerous. We say; “He is suffering from cancer.” So, when someone is diagnosed with schizophrenia, why say; “He is schizophrenic?” I say, “he has schizophrenia. “This way, the individual remains a person and not an illness.
At the hospital one day, I overheard one of the patients ask; “Do you know what a zoo is? A place for animals to study the habits of human beings.”
Someone asked me: “Do you know the definition of a psychiatrist? ”
“A specialist who knows everything about something and nothing about anything else.”
This same patient told my husband; “Never have more children than car windows.”