The voices others cannot hear

Simon McCarthy-Jones, Eleanor Longden

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The biological disease conception of auditory verbal hallucination holds that their causes and treatment are directed by biology alone, that their discussion is detrimental and their content arbitrary. An alternative view sees voice-hearing as a widespread and meaningful human experience, encouraging a dialogue with the voices in order to discover what they mean and change the hearer's relationship with them. Is it possible to reconcile these two views?

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)570-574
Number of pages5
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013

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    McCarthy-Jones, S., & Longden, E. (2013). The voices others cannot hear. Psychologist, 26(8), 570-574.