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The origins of voices: links between life history and voice hearing in a survey of 100 cases
A data synthesis is presented from 100 clinical cases, 80% with a diagnosis of schizophrenia or other psychotic disorder, in which Romme and Escher’s “construct” method was used to formulate
Emerging Perspectives From the Hearing Voices Movement: Implications for Research and Practice
The historical growth and influence of the HVM is discussed, and it is suggested that the involvement of voice-hearers in research and a greater use of narrative and qualitative approaches are essential.
Auditory Hallucinations: Psychotic Symptom or Dissociative Experience?
SUMMARY While auditory hallucinations are considered a core psychotic symptom, central to the diagnosis of schizophrenia, it has long been recognized that persons who are not psychotic may also hear
Living with voices. 50 stories of recovery
Important Steps to Recovery with Voices The Disease Concept of Hearing Voices and its Harmful Aspects What Causes Hearing with Voices Accepting Voices and Finding a Way Out Making Sense of Voices:
Talking with voices: Exploring what is expressed by the voices people hear
Although people who hear voices may dialogue with them, they are regularly caught in destructive communication patterns that disturb social functioning. This article presents an approach called
Making Sense of Voices: a case series
ABSTRACT The current evidence-base for the psychological treatment of distressing voices indicates the need for further clinical development. The Maastricht approach (also known as Making Sense of
Accepting and Working with Voices: The Maastricht Approach
In Maastricht, the Netherlands, over the past 20 years psychiatrist Marius Romme and researcher Sandra Escher have developed a new approach to hearing voices, which we will call the ‘Maastricht’
Voice hearing in a biographical context: A model for formulating the relationship between voices and life history
Growing evidence suggests a meaningful association between life experience, particularly trauma and loss, and subsequent psychotic symptomatology. This paper describes a method of psychological
Voice hearers’ experiences of the Making Sense of Voices approach in an NHS setting
ABSTRACT The ‘Making Sense of Voices’ (MsV), or ‘Maastricht’ approach has become established within large sections of the voice hearing community, as well as being adopted by some professional mental