Schizophrenia Project

I have worked on the schizophrenia stigma project for a while. This research interest emerges from my internship in a general hospital in China. Through conversation with many mental illness patients, I get to know how hard their life could be. The purpose of this project is to help reduce the stigma of schizophrenia in Chinese context. Me and my colleagues back in China now have three publications (one in review).

1, Book.

陈建 等,《精神分裂症:你和你的家人需要知道的》,重庆大学出版社,2018。ISBN: 9787568909167.[译著]

Chen J., et al., Surviving Schizophrenia: A Family Manual, Sixth Edition, Chongqing University Press, Book Translation, 2018. ISBN: 9787568909167

This is a book I translated into Chinese. The motivation of this work is to provide more reading materials for the patients with schizophrenia and their families.

This book has a 99% positive review so far. You can buy this book from any book stores in China and e-commerce platforms such as

2, First paper

This paper aims to review and challenge the Chinese translated name of schizophrenia. It is the first paper to thoroughly discuss this issue in the mainland China. This paper is published in a Chinese journal in 2019.

3, Second paper

With the help of my colleagues in China, we conducted a study to investigate whether a change of diagnostic name of schizophrenia can improve public perception and attitude toward it. Our findings are simple: the change of diagnostic name of schizophrenia does improve people’s understanding of this mental illness and attitudes toward patients with schizophrenia.

This paper is now under review.