Hearing voices

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6955.670a (Published 10 September 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:670
  1. M Romme,
  2. S Escher
  1. Medical School, University Limburg, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands.

    EDITOR, - As the editors of Accepting Voices, the book reviewed by Raymond Cochrane,1 we believe that the sentences that he quotes are so taken out of context as to be misleading. For example, he quotes, “It is unfortunate that hearing voices is designated as auditory hallucinations because that presumes the existence of pathology.” This might sound strange, since half of the patients diagnosed as having schizophrenia suffer from …

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