• Approaches to Treatment of Schizophrenia as a Function of Evolving Stigma

      Gillespie, Janet; Webster, Jacqueline; State University of New York College at Brockport (2020-09-16)
      In the early twentieth century, Eugen Bleuler coined the term Schizophrenia for a mental disturbance which he noted as being characterized by a separation of emotion and thought (Pridmore, 2016). Bleuler believed the defining feature of Schizophrenia to be a disorganized change in thought (Pridmore, 2016). Today, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM; American Psychiatric Association, 2013) states that Schizophrenia is a complex mental disorder that is typically severe and often long lasting, characterized by both disturbed thought and behavior.