If no one can be blamed for causing schizophrenia, why are people ashamed to talk about it?
What is it that makes people shy away from talking about mental illness in their families
If schizophenia really is disease tha causes mild to seveere disturbances in thinking, perception and behavior, the resultant stigma is far too severe.
Actually severe social disapproval of personal characteristics or beliefs that are against cultural norms. In other words, due to stigma, a person might cross the street to avoid someone becase he dos not understand why that individual is acing diffeerently from the rest of us.
Calling someone visually challenged rather than blind, doesn’t change the fact that they can’t see, but, there is a difference between calling someone a lunatic and referring to their illness as an obsessie compulsive disorder.