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Schizophrenia
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tallguywrites
An eleven page chapter from my upcoming book Psychiatric Tales, which will be out from Blank Slate in early 2010. Feel free to point out any errors or make any other comments.

1 schizophrenia



2 schizophrenia

3 schizophrenia 3

4 schizophenia

5 schizophrenia

6 schizophrenia

7 schizophrenia

8 schizophrenia

9 schizophrenia

schizophrenia 10

11 schizophrenia


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I really appreciate your work, but i do have one note which may or may not be a mistake- in the third panel of page five, the man on the right's hand is black with a white outline, rather than vice-versa

Panels 3 - 5 constitute an extremely bad argument (bad enough to put off anyone familiar with basic statistics). You shouldn't compare the total numbers of crimes committed by schizophrenics and others, you should compare the rates.

For example, if 1% of people were schizophrenic but they committed 2% of all crime then they would indeed be more dangerous than others because they committed a disproportionate amount of crime, even though it's a very small fraction of the total. (I am not saying this is the case).

Other than that I like your work very much.

(Sorry - that should have been a comment on the main article, not on rabidchild1's comment).

A few people have pointed this out. Any idea how I could change the text of those panels to make it more accurate?

It depends on exactly what message you're after.

If you want to say "in general, you shouldn't be scared of schizophrenics" then you could change panel 3 to something along the lines of "You are in far less danger from schizophrenics than from the sane".

On the other hand, if you want to reassure someone who, say, has just found out that a friend has schizophrenia, then you could change panels 4 and 5 to something demonstrating that they are no more likely to attack you than before they became ill.

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