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Letters “Schizophrenia” does not exist

Rebranding schizophrenia is unlikely to reduce stigma

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 23 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1043
  1. Ian Hamilton, lecturer in mental health
  1. A1 Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York YO10 5DD, UK
  1. ian.hamilton{at}

Van Os highlights some important points about how we label an individual’s behaviour and symptoms.1 Although this rightly raises debate about what we call something, we shouldn’t …

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