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Originally posted by The Empty Skies
reply to post by MischeviousElf
Now, that all seems completely normal to me, because I'm not physically hearing (or imagine I am hearing) these voices, but auditory hallucinations are different. It just seems to me that they've blurred the lines between simply "thinking" and "hallucinating".
Originally posted by rizla
I get voices in my head as I fall asleep. They come from behind and to the left of me. I never get them when I'm fully concious. If I did, I'd be gaga...
Sort of a quick conclusion there, where is the evidence? Show me some tests on the mental stability of these people who hear voices compared to the average joe, and then we will get somewhere. For example, personality disorders, number of delusions, drug abuse etc.
Medical News Today
Psychologists have launched a study to find out why some people who hear voices in their head consider it a positive experience while others find it distressing.
The University of Manchester investigation - announced on World Hearing Voices Day (Thursday, 14th September) - comes after Dutch researchers found that many healthy members of the population there regularly hear voices.
Although hearing voices has traditionally been viewed as 'abnormal' and a symptom of mental illness, the Dutch findings suggest it is more widespread than previously thought, estimating that about 4% of the population hear voices. That would be equivalent to 100,000 people in Greater Manchester.
Researcher Aylish Campbell said: "We know that many members of the general population hear voices but have never felt the need to access mental health services; some experts even claim that more people hear voices and don't seek psychiatric help than those who do.
"In fact, many of those affected describe their voices as being a positive influence in their lives, comforting or inspiring them as they go about their daily business. We're now keen to investigate why some people respond in this way while others are distressed and seek outside help."
www.intervoiceonline.org... is not only the most extensive resource for people who hear voices that can be found on the web, but it also presents a very different way of thinking about the meaning of hearing voices.
Professor of Psychiatry, Marius Romme, the president of INTERVOICE, the organisation hosting the website said:
"We think our site is very distinctive from the way mental health and psychiatric sites usually provide information about hearing voices. For a start we do not automatically assume that hearing voices is in itself a problem. On this site we have not only provided information about ways of overcoming the difficulties faced by the estimated 4% of women, men and children who hear voices across the world, but have also provided information about the more positive aspects of the experience as well as the cultural, alternative and spiritual perspectives, recognising the historical significance of this important variation in human behaviour."
I think it is going to have to have some peer review and be scrutinized a bit closer for my liking.
This foray into the uncanny is as close as most people come to experiencing auditory hallucinations or "hearing voices," a condition that affects 70% of patients with schizophrenia and 15% of patients with mood disorders such as mania or depression. For these individuals, instead of hearing just one's name, voices produce a stream of speech, often vulgar or derogatory ("You are a fat whore," "Go to hell") or a running commentary on one's most private thoughts.
Originally posted by bokinsmowl
possible psy-ops? i wonder if the powers that be have some mind control experiments in the works. could it be possible they're trying to condition everyone to keep their mouths shut about the impending voices?