Auditory halluncinations (AHs), often experienced as voices, are hetrogeneous experiences that can occur across a wide variety of conditions and illnesses. Although most commonly associated with schizophrenia, they can also occur in psychiatrically and medically well individuals in the general population, where the experience is usually transient with benign content (Barrett Caylor, 1998; Choong, Hunter, Woodruff, 2007; Gierlicz, 1998; Grimby, 1993; Junginger Frame, 1985; Mott, Small, Anderson, 1965; Posey Losch, 1983-1984). Exclusively positive voices are experienced by some individuals with a diagnosis of schizophrenia; however, these occur only in a minority of cases (Sanjuan, Gonzalex, Aguilar, Leal, van Os, 2004). For example, surveys of AHs in people with schizophrenia typically find their voices are described as predominantly negative, distressing (Carter, Mackinnon Copolov, 1996; Close Garety, 1998; Copolov, Mackinnon, Trauer, 2004; John, 2002; Ouli, Mavreas, Mamounas, Stefanis, 1995), and subjectively powerful (Chadwick Birchwood, 1994; Close Garety, 1998).
|Title of host publication||Incorporating Acceptance and Mindfulness into the Treatment of Psychosis|
|Subtitle of host publication||Current Trends and Future Directions|
|Editors||Brandon A Gaudiano|
|Place of Publication||New York NY USA|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Number of pages||42|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|