hearing voices

The helpful delusion: Evidence is growing that mental illness is more than dysfunction, with enormous implications for treatment

This article by Prof. Justin Garson has been published in Aeon magazine. It begins: “Most people thought my dad lived alone. He didn’t. He lived with God and the French actress Catherine Deneuve. They were outside of him but somehow projected…
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Do delusions have and give meaning?

This paper , co-authored by Rosa Ritunnano and Lisa Bortolotti, has been published in Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. The abstract says: “Delusions are often portrayed as paradigmatic instances of incomprehensibility and meaninglessness. Here we investigate the relationship between delusions and…
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Skepticism, Psychosis, and Hallucinations as Evidence for Our Beliefs

This essay by Bradley Astra Aldridge has been published on the website of the BC Hearing Voices Network. It begins: “Sextus Empiricus was a physician and ancient philosopher who argued that human beings should be suspicious of our capacity for knowledge,…
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Beyond Possible: How the Hearing Voices Approach Transforms Lives

This video – see below – comes from the American-based Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care , who say: “Since 2012, Open Excellence donors have been sharing the hope of the Hearing Voices approach, funding research and training new support group facilitators across the United States…
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Listening to the Voices People Hear: Auditory Hallucinations Beyond a Diagnostic Framework

This research paper has been written by Dr. Eleanor Longden and published in the Journal of Humanistic Psychology. The abstract cited in ResearchGate says: “While voice hearing (auditory verbal hallucinations) is closely allied with psychosis/schizophrenia, it is well-established that the experience is…
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The ice in voices: Understanding negative content in auditory-verbal hallucinations

This paper , published in Clinical Psychology Review , has been authored by Frank Larøi, Neil Thomas, André Aleman, Charles Fernyhough, Sam Wilkinson, Felicity Deamer and Simon McCarthy-Jones. The abstract says: “Negative voice-content is the best sole predictor of whether the hearer of an…
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‘Hearing voices isn’t a mental illness’: MHT meets Voice Collective

This article is published in the journal Mental Health Today. “Children under the age of 13 are more likely to hear voices than any other age group. Voice Collective, which runs a global online forum for young voice hearers, was set…
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