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Auditory hallucinations: a comparison between patients and nonpatients.
The form and the content of chronic auditory hallucinations were compared in three cohorts, namely patients with schizophrenia, patients with a dissociative disorder, and nonpatient voice-hearers to present evidence that the form of the hallucinations experienced by both patient and non patient groups is similar, irrespective of diagnosis.
Independent course of childhood auditory hallucinations: A sequential 3-year follow-up study
Need for care in the context of experience of voices is associated with appraisal of the voices in terms of intrusiveness and ‘omnipotence’, suggesting that experience of Voices by children should be the target of specific interventions.
Coping with hearing voices: an emancipatory approach.
Four coping strategies were apparent: distraction, ignoring the voices, selective listening to them, and setting limits on their influence.
Formation of delusional ideation in adolescents hearing voices: a prospective study.
The results highlight the role of attributions associated with external sources, authority figures, perceived influence or "power" over the person, as well as emotional appraisal processes and cognitive disorganization in delusion formation in children hearing voices.
Determinants of outcome in the pathways through care for children hearing voices
Auditory hallucination, or hearing voices, is generally associated with psychopathology. In psychiatry it is inter-preted as a symptom of an illness, with no connection to the individual's life
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:
Listening to the voice hearers.
  • M. Romme
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health…
  • 1 September 1998
A controlled study of temporal lobe structure volumes and P300 responses in schizophrenic patients with persistent auditory hallucinations
The results of the present study do not indicate that auditory hallucinations and associated abnormal electrophysiological activity are the consequence of atrophy of localized temporal lobe structures, however, replication in a larger sample of subjects is needed before firm conclusions can be drawn.
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’
Psychosis as a Personal Crisis : An Experience-Based Approach
Chavez, Foreword. Romme, Escher, Psychosis as a Personal Crisis: Introduction. Part I: Changes in Attitude. Martindale, Psychiatry at the Cross Roads. Hoffman, Changing Attitudes in a Clinical