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chinese / schizophrenia[edit]

is there a study on schizphrenia patients in ethnicity? given the large number of symbolic characters that need to be remembered by heart by ethnic chinese and the symbolic interpretation of language, maybe more chinese fit into the schizophrenia symptoms by western standards? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.172.72.45 (talk) 21:52, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 24 April 2015[edit]

replace 'inactivity' with 'avolition' Volkovjames (talk) 01:41, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Yeah, I'll pay that. done. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 05:36, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
We should try to use simpler English. "A lack of motivation" is close enough and way simplier. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 12:56, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
Except that it is not synonymous and carries connotation of laziness...not good WRT stigma and mental health. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 13:59, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
Time for a thesaurus ... most readers will have to look up the word avolition. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 14:03, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
I had one growing up, but we couldn't figure out what to feed it and it died. Formerly 98 talk|contribs|COI statement 14:18, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
I suppose I should add that I don't feel strongly enough to argue about it as I can see the merits of "lack of motivation" anyway. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 14:34, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
I am happy with other wording, but it should be understandable English, at least for the lead. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 14:42, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Pronunciation[edit]

The pronunciation is wrong: "/ˌskɪtsɵˈfrɛniə/ or /ˌskɪtsɵˈfriːniə/". Instead of ɵ (read th as in thing), it should be ə (read as the a in about).

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/schizophrenia IPA: http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/us/definition/english/schizophrenia?q=schizophrenia — Preceding unsigned comment added by 89.88.98.184 (talk) 14:53, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

Image caption[edit]

This caption was awful: unecessarily long and convoluted, off-topic detail, and it wasn't clear to me which was which; can those knowledgeable pls check that my edit didn't get it backwards (which is more active in orange, controls or schizophrenia)? SandyGeorgia (Talk) 15:53, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Cannabis as a contributory factor[edit]

As someone who has lived with a schizophrenic for many years, has associated with others and has read most of the literature on the subject, I can say, with confidence that cannabis typically does not induce or exacerbate the symptoms of schizophrenia. In fact, cannabis tends to be used by schizophrenics to cope with the symptoms of their disease. Some of the studies that have come out claiming otherwise tend to have a political agenda, in my educated opinion. Does anyone out there have an opposing opinion? XenoRasta (talk) 20:27, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

this is not a forum for discussing the disease or how people cope. If you are talking about article content, what we rely on are published sources - reviews in the biomedical literature and statements by major scientific/medical bodies. Jytdog (talk) 20:33, 11 May 2015 (UTC)
We just go with the best available sources and many state a link. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 22:16, 11 May 2015 (UTC)