Introduction

Simon McCarthy-Jones*, Clara Strauss, Mark Hayward

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    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript/introductionpeer-review

    Abstract

    For millennia, people have been hearing voices that others cannot hear. Like the days of our lives, the content of these voices may be surprising and diverse, echoingly repetitive, or somewhere in between. The hearer may be spoken to, about, or not referred to at all; derided or supported by a voice whose identity may be known or unknown; who may shout, whisper or silently communicate from perceived locations in the outside world or inside the seemingly secure citadel of their own head or body. Such experiences, referred to in the research literature as ‘auditory verbal hallucinations’, have varyingly enlightened or encumbered people including Socrates, the prophets of the Old Testament, Joan of Arc, William Cowper, John Nash and the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson (McCarthy-Jones, 2012 ).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPsychological approaches to understanding and treating auditory hallucinations
    Subtitle of host publicationfrom theory to therapy
    EditorsMark Hayward, Clara Strauss, Simon McCarthy-Jones
    Place of PublicationLondon ; New York
    PublisherTaylor & Francis
    Pages1-4
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)9781317622260, 9781315753829, 9781317622277
    ISBN (Print)9780415640114
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Publication series

    NameExplorations in mental health series

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