Other voices.

Position:LETTERS - Letter to the editor

In "Living With Voices," T. M. Luhrmann seems to think it matters a great deal whether a voice is experienced as audible or only as an "inner" voice. This seems blinkered. The common denominator between the voices typically heard by schizophrenics as loud and external and the voices heard by depressed people as purely mental is that they are almost always harshly critical. The strategy of engaging with these voices rather than fleeing from them is curative for both populations.

The Hearing Voices movement should proceed as scientifically as possible. But the...

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