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Hearing voices

Global mental health service-user movement suggests links to past trauma

The experience of hearing voices that others do not hear is associated with several mental health conditions, including psychoses and post-traumatic stress disorder, which are over-represented in people with learning disabilities.

The international Hearing Voices Movement suggests voice hearing lies along a continuum of normal human experiences and often links to past trauma. ‘Hearing voices groups’ have grown out of this movement and aim to provide a safe space for people to share, explore, make sense and learn to live with their experiences.

This paper reported a


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