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My Psychotic Disorder Doesn’t Make Me 'Bad'

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Whenever someone does something really bad, I brace myself to hear if it will be because of terrorism or mental illness. I think almost everyone with a psychotic disorder, and I’m sure many other types of disorders, must.

We wait to see what is going to be blamed, and because of that, who is going to be further stigmatized. About 1% of the population has schizophrenia, yet a significant part of that 1% does not identify themselves publicly.

Some may be private people, but others may be afraid of the stigma associated with psychosis. Much of the population does not know what schizophrenia entails, instead slapping it on as a label for various symptoms, including symptoms of dissociative identity disorder (DID) and personality disorders.

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