Listening to the Voices People Hear: Auditory Hallucinations Beyond a Diagnostic Framework

  title={Listening to the Voices People Hear: Auditory Hallucinations Beyond a Diagnostic Framework},
  author={Eleanor Longden},
  journal={Journal of Humanistic Psychology},
  pages={573 - 601}
  • E. Longden
  • Published 15 March 2017
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Humanistic Psychology
While voice hearing (auditory verbal hallucinations) is closely allied with psychosis/schizophrenia, it is well-established that the experience is reported by individuals with nonpsychotic diagnoses, as well as those with no history of psychiatric contact. The phenomenological similarities in voice hearing within these different populations, as well as increased recognition of associations between adversity exposure and voice presence/content, have helped strengthened the contention that voice… 

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