A person centered approach of schizophrenia

The person-centered approach has paid little attention to persons with schizophrenia. There has been a reluctance to work with a medical diagnosis. Instead of that people with schizophrenia have been saddled with dubious psychological diagnoses. Schizophrenia is a noun that describes the objective side of a human suffering. The author calls for an acknowledgement of the illness. He argues that only when one is willing to give the illness its proper place is one able to see the interrelatedness between illness and person. In the case of a severe mental illness the person cannot be separated from the illness. There is no reason to carry on a controversy with present-day psychiatry. The person-centered approach can do invaluable work helping the person with a severe mental illness to retrieve a valued self.