'Schizophrenia' dropped for 'psychosis'

The term 'schizophrenia' is stigmatising and unscientific, and should be dropped in favour of 'psychosis', a global mental health group claims.

Members of the International Society for the Psychological Treatments of the Schizophrenias and Other Psychoses this month voted to change the society's name to the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis.

The society said the original term "promotes unwarranted pessimism about recovery, implying patients suffer an irreversible brain disease", and that doctors