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Does the public accept the positive symptoms of schizophrenia (voices, delusions) more than the negative symptoms?

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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry
12 doctors agree

In brief: Behavioral Impact

Public acceptance of the symptoms of schizophrenia, both the positive and the negative, varies more on the behaviorial influence these symptoms have on the individual than the symptom itself.
Command hallucinations may lead to violence while a flat affect may lead to withdrawal and isolation. Historically the public hasn't accepted schizophrenia due to ignorance of this treatable condition.

In brief: Behavioral Impact

Public acceptance of the symptoms of schizophrenia, both the positive and the negative, varies more on the behaviorial influence these symptoms have on the individual than the symptom itself.
Command hallucinations may lead to violence while a flat affect may lead to withdrawal and isolation. Historically the public hasn't accepted schizophrenia due to ignorance of this treatable condition.
Dr. Robert Woods
Dr. Robert Woods
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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Probably

The public seems to understand and conceptualize schizophrenia in terms of positive sx more than negative.
They are less well appreciated.

In brief: Probably

The public seems to understand and conceptualize schizophrenia in terms of positive sx more than negative.
They are less well appreciated.
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
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