In 94% of cases, it was possible to clearly formulate the underlying emotional conflicts embodied by the voices (e.g., low self-worth, anger, shame and guilt). Representations for voice identity (e.g., disowned aspects of self, a family member, a past abuser) were formulated in 78% of cases. It is proposed that many individuals hear voices that make psychological sense in the context of life events, and that this information can be clinically applied in ways that serve personal recovery.
The origins of voices: links between life history and voice hearing in a survey of 100 cases
av Dirk Corstens og Eleanor Longden
Psykiatri: Om å høre stemmer av psykiater Dag Coucheron