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Psychiatr Prax. 2003 Jan;30(1):4-7.

[Schizophrenia in the German national paper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung -- a didactic play].

[Article in German]

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  • 1Schweizerische Unfallversicherungsanstalt, Luzern, Switzerland.


The Basel Project on Psychiatry and the Printed Media has focussed on the role of the media in the development and enhancement of prejudice and stigma against the mentally ill. Analyzing the reporting of the German national paper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on schizophrenia we show a gap between the competent reporting on the illness schizophrenia and a devaluating use of schizophrenia as a metaphor. This is of special importance since almost three fifth of the identified articles (48 of 83) use schizophrenia as a metaphor.

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