People who hear voices – what happens to them? (RCPsych Congress 2016)


Dr Kelly Diederen discusses the findings of her latest research published in the academic journal ‘Psychological Medicine’, which follows up a group of adults who hear voices but who are not formally diagnosed as psychotic – what happens to these people over a period of time?


Date published: 25 July 2016

Presenter: Dr Raj Persaud

Interviewee: Dr Kelly Diederen

Audio running time: 29 minutes

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Learning outcomes


By the end of this podcast, we hope you will have gained an understanding of:


  • how auditory hallucinations may impact on the health and well-being of non-psychotic adults who experience them


  • how brain activity functions in those experiencing auditory hallucinations


  • how a non-psychotic adult might be able to manage the auditory hallucinations they experience


  • the model of the brain as a predictive machine and how this relates to auditory hallucinations.


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