> "split from reality" What does this mean? Is this a clinicle phrase
> defining current reality? It may be good for obtaining a pension but
> "reality" I think is a broad brush on an extreamly wide canvas.
> I'd recomend
> many works by Carlos Castenada just to get you started:) By the way I love
> all the other work you've done here.
Of course reality is different for everyone & I won't repeat that
well-worn college dorm stoned bull session argument here. But the term
"schizophrenia" was coined by Bleuler not to describe a "split with reality"
but to describe a split between the core functions of mind such as
cognition, emotion, perception and behavior. The primary "split with
reality" symptoms that come to mind when considering schizophrenia --
delusions and hallucinations -- were seen by Bleuler as secondary symptoms
stemming from this split rather than the central defining characteristic of
> However, the symptoms of schizophrenia best describe a state
> of mind "split from reality" and NOT a split or multiple personality,
> i.e. the experience of reality of the person suffering from
> schizophrenia is somewhat unrelated(split) to other people's
> sense of reality.
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