Johyeonbyung (attunement disorder): renaming mind splitting disorder as a way to reduce stigma of patients with schizophrenia in Korea.

Abstract

The term schizophrenia, which comes from the Greek roots "skhizein" and "phren," was translated as "Jungshinbunyeolbyung" in East Asian Countries, including Japan, Korea, and China. The term literally means "mind-splitting disease." This term has generated a misconception of the disorder as an untreatable chaotic personality, thus instilling stigma and… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajp.2014.01.008

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@article{Lee2014JohyeonbyungD, title={Johyeonbyung (attunement disorder): renaming mind splitting disorder as a way to reduce stigma of patients with schizophrenia in Korea.}, author={Yu Sang Lee and Ii Ho Park and S C Park and Jae-Jin Kim and Jun Soo Kwon}, journal={Asian journal of psychiatry}, year={2014}, volume={8}, pages={118-20} }