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Schizophrenic Or An Individual With Schizophrenia?

Hi people,
today we tend to say "an individual with schizophrenia", instead of the previous "a schizophrenic". Why did this change come about?
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replied November 7th, 2004
Extremely eHealthy
Two reasons come to mind

1. It's more politically correct

2. It reminds us that we're dealing with a person first & an illness second.
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