Dissociation, trauma, and the role of lived experience: toward a new conceptualization of voice hearing.

@article{Longden2012DissociationTA,
  title={Dissociation, trauma, and the role of lived experience: toward a new conceptualization of voice hearing.},
  author={Eleanor Longden and Anna Madill and Mitch G. Waterman},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={2012},
  volume={138 1},
  pages={
          28-76
        }
}
Voice hearing (VH) is often regarded as pathognomic for schizophrenia. The purpose of this article is to review and integrate historical, clinical, epidemiological, and phenomenological evidence in order to suggest that VH may be more appropriately understood as a dissociative rather than a psychotic phenomenon. First, we discuss the lifetime prevalence of VH in the general population, which is estimated to range between 1% and 16% for adult nonclinical populations and 2% and 41% in healthy… Expand
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