I am writing to express my concern at the phrase: ‘For the sudden eruption of trolling, rape threats and 24-hour psychosis into my timeline has been a reminder that evil exists in the world’, in this article by Paul Mason: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/19/leave-twitter-facebook-paul-mason?CMP=twt_gu
Psychosis is a serious medical condition, which carries a heavy burden of stigma. I have repeatedly faced unwarranted exclusion and discrimination because of my own diagnosis. Equating psychosis with ‘evil’ is profoundly unhelpful.
but this is not a symptom of psychosis. In fact psychosis is more likely to occur with symptoms like formal though disorder or thought withdrawal, which tend to cause people to talk less.
I would appreciate it if you would please consider appending a note to the article correcting this misuse of a medical term, in view of the damaging effects of stigma and discrimination on people who experience psychosis.