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Hearing Voices: The Histories, Causes and Meanings of Auditory Verbal Hallucinations

@inproceedings{McCarthyJones2012HearingVT,
  title={Hearing Voices: The Histories, Causes and Meanings of Auditory Verbal Hallucinations},
  author={Simon McCarthy-Jones},
  year={2012}
}
The meanings and causes of hearing voices that others cannot hear (auditory verbal hallucinations, in psychiatric parlance) have been debated for thousands of years. Voice-hearing has been both revered and condemned, understood as a symptom of disease as well as a source of otherworldly communication. Those hearing voices have been viewed as mystics, potential psychiatric patients or simply just people with unusual experiences, and have been beatified, esteemed or accepted, as well as drugged… 
The voice-hearer
  • A. Woods
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Journal of mental health
  • 2013
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It is argued that an interdisciplinary approach to the phenomenology of AVH can nourish the ethical core of scientific enquiry by challenging its interpretive paradigms, and offer voice hearers richer, potentially more empowering ways to make sense of their experiences.
A new phenomenological survey of auditory hallucinations: evidence for subtypes and implications for theory and practice.
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It is proposed that there are likely to be different neurocognitive processes underpinning these experiences, necessitating revised AH models, and the existence of 4 AH subtypes is suggested.
Hearing voices, dissociation, and the self: A functional-analytic perspective
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A trauma–dissociation developmental trajectory in which trauma impacts negatively on the development of self through the process of dissociation is proposed, purports that trauma gives rise to more coordination than distinction relations between self and others, thus weakening an individual’s sense of a distinct self.
The tangled roots of inner speech, voices and delusions
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Results highlight the importance of better understanding relations between inner speech and AVH, provide avenues for future research, and underscore the need for research into the interrelatedness of inner speech, voices and delusions, and the complexities involved in disentangling these experiences.
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