Integration disorder

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Tōgō-shitchō-shō (統合失調症) or integration disorder is a Japanese psychiatric diagnosis that replaced the previous diagnostic category of Seishin Bunretsu Byo (精神分裂病 "mind-split-disease") which was equivalent to the DSM-IV or ICD-10 diagnosis of schizophrenia. The new term was created and became established in 2002 by the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology who wished to avoid the ambiguity of the old term, encompass recent advances in schizophrenia research, and move on from the stigma that had become associated with the schizophrenia diagnosis.[1] The new name was inspired by the biopsychosocial model; it increased the percentage of patients who were informed of the diagnosis from 37% to 70% over three years.[2]

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  1. ^ Sato M (February 2006). "Renaming schizophrenia: a Japanese perspective". World Psychiatry 5 (1): 53–5. PMC 1472254. PMID 16757998. 
  2. ^ Sato M. Renaming schizophrenia: a Japanese perspective. World Psychiatry. 2004;5(1):53–55. PMID 16757998.