Does religious belief enable positive interpretation of auditory hallucinations? A comparison of religious voice hearers with and without psychosis

@article{Cottam2011DoesRB,
  title={Does religious belief enable positive interpretation of auditory hallucinations? A comparison of religious voice hearers with and without psychosis},
  author={S. Cottam and S. N. Paul and O. Doughty and L. Carpenter and A. Al-Mousawi and S. Karvounis and D. Done},
  journal={Cognitive Neuropsychiatry},
  year={2011},
  volume={16},
  pages={403 - 421}
}
Introduction. Hearing voices occurs in people without psychosis. Why hearing voices is such a key pathological feature of psychosis whilst remaining a manageable experience in nonpsychotic people is yet to be understood. We hypothesised that religious voice hearers would interpret voices in accordance with their beliefs and therefore experience less distress. Methods. Three voice hearing groups, which comprised: 20 mentally healthy Christians, 15 Christian patients with psychosis, and 14… Expand
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