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Health advocates say schizophrenia should be reclassified as a brain disease

 

Mental health advocates are lobbying Congress to help them get schizophrenia classified as a brain disease like Parkinson’s or Alzheimers, instead of as a mental illness, a move that could reduce stigma and lead to more dollars for a cure.

Federal health officials, scientists and doctors say conditions that cause psychosis, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, are poorly understood and, in the public mind, often associated with violent behavior.

 

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/05/schizophrenia-brain-disease-1059386

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