Renaming Schizophrenia - Mindfulness
Would a new name for schizophrenia destigmatise the condition and lead to better treatments? Mindfulness is a technique used successfully in depression. Can it help for stress?
Claudia Hammond asks if changing the name of schizophrenia would help people understand what the condition is all about. Critics say the name is so inaccurate that it stigmatises mental illness and holds back research into treatment.
Plus mindfulness, an ancient technique now being used to treat everything from clinical depression to everyday stress. Claudia learns how to practise mindfulness on her way to work.