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How schizophrenia taught this psychiatrist about recovery

As a schizophrenia patient turned psychiatrist, Dr Daniel Fisher sees his discipline from a very special perspective – and he’s no fan of the disease-centred model of psychiatry.  

“I propose that the most severe psychiatric conditions are brought on by trauma and not chemical imbalances,” he told Psychiatry Update.

“People are basically healthy psychologically until difficulties between them and