Why Are Nursing Homes Diagnosing Patients With Schizophrenia?

A recent New York Times article stated that 21% of nursing home residents are becoming diagnosed with Schizophrenia. Nurses are choosing to sedate people who have Dementia with Schizophrenia medications. Is this morally wrong? What do you think? Here is my opinion in this episode of Schizophrenia and The City.

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Michelle hammer

Michelle Hammer is a Schizophrenia Activist and spends her time passionately fighting stigma.  At 27, Michelle decided to use her artistic talents and fearless personality to do something that could benefit the mental health community. In May 2015, she founded a mental health focused clothing brand. Schizophrenic.NYC is a clothing brand with the mission of reducing stigma by starting conversations about mental health. Michelle has also been featured in many publications such as Mashable, The Daily Mail, Stylist, and Buzzfeed.