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Auditory Verbal Hallucinations in Persons With and Without a Need for Care
TLDR
Research on AVH in nonclinical individuals is reviewed and a cross-disciplinary view of the clinical relevance of these experiences in defining the risk of mental illness and need for care is provided.
Dissociation, trauma, and the role of lived experience: toward a new conceptualization of voice hearing.
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It is argued that available evidence suggests that VH experiences, including those in the context of psychotic disorders, can be most appropriately understood as dissociated or disowned components of the self that result from trauma, loss, or other interpersonal stressors.
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
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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.
Talking with voices.
People who hear distressing voices can be entangled in repressing dialogues with their voices that limit their lives. Talking to the voices as outlined in this article is a technique that enhances a
Empirical evidence about recovery and mental health
TLDR
This article proposes an alternative seven messages which are both empirically defensible and more helpful to mental health stakeholders: Recovery is best judged by the person living with the experience, many people with mental health problems recover, and diagnosis is not a robust foundation.
Auditory verbal hallucinations in schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress disorder: common phenomenology, common cause, common interventions?
TLDR
It is suggested that a notable subset of people diagnosed with schizophrenia with AVH are having phenomenologically and aetiologically identical experiences to PTSD patients who hear voices, and the iron curtain between AVH in PTSD needs to be torn down.
Improving Community Mental Health Services: The Need for a Paradigm Shif.
TLDR
The move to community care failed to facilitate a more psychosocial, recovery-focused approach, instead exporting the medical model and its technologies into a far broader domain than the hospital.
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
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