This month in voices: November 2013

Another interesting round-up of voice-hearing research from SMJ!

This month in voices

Well, as I last posted on Christmas day, it seems appropriate to start up again on Easter Sunday. I’ll try and get through the backlog of research as soon as possible.

ICHR photoDurham, UK. Flavie Waters, Angela Woods and Charles Fernyhough report on what went on at the 2nd International Consortium on Hallucination Research, held in Durham.

Accessible summary: This is a clear and concise paper, plus free to read, so I won’t summarise it here. You can access it below.

Link to paper (free to read): http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/schbul/sbt167

Melbourne3Melbourne, Australia. Bendall and colleagues examine how childhood sexual abuse may lead to voice-hearing.

Accessible summary. It has been proposed that childhood sexual abuse (CSA) results in intrusive experiences associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (e.g., thinking about the event when you didn’t
mean to), which in turn underpin voice-hearing experiences. This study found, within people with first episode psychosis who…

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