Many children 'hear voices'; most aren't bothered
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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Nearly 1 in 10 seven- to eight-year-olds hears voices that aren't really there, according to a new study.
But most children who hear voices don't find them troubling or disruptive to their thinking, the study team found. "These voices in general have a limited impact in daily life," Agna A. Bartels-Velthuis of University Medical Center Groningen in The Netherlands wrote in an email to Reuters Health.
And parents whose children hear voices should not be overly concerned, she added. "In most cases the voices will just disappear. I would advise them to reassure their child and to watch him or her closely."
Up to 16 percent of mentally healthy children and teens may hear voices, the researchers note in the British Journal of Psychiatry. While hearing voices can signal a heightened risk of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders in later life, they add, the "great majority" of young people who have these experiences never become mentally ill.
Originally posted by Romantic_Rebel
reply to post by SpeakerofTruth
Seems like America's youth is really going to be in trouble in the future. Even most might mature, More and More children are growing up to become basically losers. The new generations of adults will possibly be the death of America. But, it's the way of life. Nothing last forever.
Originally posted by Badgered1
It's highly likely that they are experiencing their natural ability to communicate with spirit before we (the grown ups) instill some kind of religion or 'education' into them and tell them what they can and cannot believe/hear/see.
They don't know that they shouldn't see/hear. We tell them that. We tell them that it's unholy, or the devil's work, or just silly, or unscientific or something similar. Because we know so much better than they do.
From the mouth of Babes
Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus said, "I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants.
Joel 2:28- "It will come about after this That I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and daughters will prophesy, Your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions.