I have added more information to one of my articles about Jani Schofield, a young intellectually gifted Californian girl who has been given the diagnosis of "child-onset schizophrenia", and who has been the focus of a media circus and much publicity created by her parents. I have argued that Jani is an autistic synaesthete rather than a schizophrenic. I have recently discovered that the neuroscientist and popular author V. S. Ramachandran has described a case of synaesthesia misdiagnosed as schizophrenia in a (possibly young) female patient in his most recent pop psychology book The Tell-tale Brain: unlocking the mystery of human nature. So, such terrible mistakes really do happen in the United States. They shouldn't.
Jani Schofield - I’m sorry that I’ll have to add this sad and shameful tale to my list of famous synesthetes