There was a good variety of research into voice-hearing in February 2017.
As you may have guessed, due to the late posting, time is not currently my friend. Indeed, our relationship is always fraught. This month is hence rather abbreviated.
- finds Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation leads to improvements in people’s voices, but that it was not accompanied by changes in the connectivity of the brain’s language network.
- An examination of the history, principles and approaches of the Hearing Voices Network, including its potential contribution to the transformation of mental health care.
- A study examines readers’ experiences of hearing the voices of characters in books.
Help for those distressed by voices
- An establishment of what the key elements of cognitive analytic therapy are for psychosis.
- A demonstration that training therapists in trauma-focused treatments leads to positive changes in their beliefs about the credibility, burden and harm of such treatments (cognitive dissonance though?).
- An important paper on conceptualising hallucinations as a social phenomenon.
- A review of hallucinations in children.
- An investigation of paranormal experiences in nurses.
Also, as I’ve had a book published on voice-hearing since February, I should probably throw in a mention of that too. You can find details and get hold of it on the UK or US site of Amazon. Thanks again for everyone who allowed me the honour of telling some of their story in the book. As part of the publication process, I also wrote a number of blogs on voice-hearing. Some of these may be of interest. Here’s one in the Irish Times.
Anyway, apologies again for the heavily abbreviated blog. Maybe you prefer this though; easier to navigate? Let me know!