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Evidence-based psychological approaches for auditory hallucinations: COMMENTARY ON… AUDITORY HALLUCINATIONS IN SCHIZOPHRENIA

  • Mark Hayward

In a previous article in this journal, Turkington et al suggested a number of psychological approaches that an individual can use to reduce the distress caused by hearing voices. Despite having popular appeal, only some of these approaches have evidence for their effectiveness. Within a clinical context where few patients with psychosis have access even to evidence-based approaches, the reader is invited to familiarise themselves with the evidence before selecting which approaches to introduce to their patients.


M.H. is one of the authors of the self-help book Overcoming distressing Voices that is promoted within the article.

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Correspondence Dr Mark Hayward, School of Psychology, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9RH, UK. Email:
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