Schizophrenia is viewed by many as a taboo subject not fit for polite conversation. While many patients with schizophrenia do want to keep their privacy about health matters, they should never feel embarrassed or ashamed to talk about their illness when they feel it is necessary. Open conversations about schizophrenia can help the patient and their loved ones better cope with the condition.
At the conclusion of my last SharePost, submitted on 4 January, 2009, I cited a quotation by Morag Coate and asked that visitors read the quote and give us their reaction to it in the form of a comment to the SharePost. The quotation reads as follows - " To one who is mad, the world is still real, but it has a new…