You make a good point there Andrew. My friend's niece has been on medication because most of her family thought that because she heard and saw things that she had schizophrenia. Worst thing of all, some of her relatives actually got off on this fact - especially her grandfather, which I find more than a little weird.
Turns out that no, she doesn't suffer from it. She does have some depression. And continues to see things, maybe ghosts or spirits. It was only when her grandmother said she'd seen a shadowy figure move down her granddaughter's hallway and I said that I'd seen the same thing on another occasion (I've seen a lot things I can't explain) that they began to believe that she might have some gifts in that direction. I just think it's a pity that it's so taboo a subject.