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  • Paperback: 470 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (10 Oct. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1107682010
  • ISBN-13: 978-1107682016
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.4 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,187,379 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'The book brings together contributions from biological and psychological research, and more originally, it documents the history of hearing voices and the meaning of such experiences. Dr McCarthy-Jones's book is grounded in scientific research and comprehensively researched historical material. The book is a real feast, and Dr McCarthy-Jones charms us with his lively narrative. The book will appeal to modern 'voice-hearers', clinicians, and scholars of auditory hallucinations.' Flavie Waters, University of Western Australia

'Engaging and informative … for researchers and healthcare professionals, as well as voice hearers themselves.' The Psychologist

'This book will bear re-reading. It is equally accessible to the specialist as to the generalist. There is a wealth of information, a keen examination of theory, a critical disposition, and above all it is interesting and engaging.' Femi Oyebode, British Journal of Psychiatry

'This work invites the reader to consider and integrate evidence from history, neuroscience, psychology and voice-hearers: an endeavour which is made enjoyable by the engaging narrative and sometimes humorous commentary of the author throughout. McCarthy-Jones appears equally committed to thorough research, scientific evidence and the well-being of voice-hearers. This work is an indispensable resource for voice-hearers, carers, clinicians and researchers. Highly recommended.' Adele de Jager, Psychosis

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The history, phenomenology, meanings and causes of hearing voices that others cannot hear (auditory verbal hallucinations) are explored in this book, which travels from voice-hearing in the ancient world through to contemporary experiences and neuroscience, examining how power, politics, gender, medicine and religion have shaped the meaning of hearing voices.

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