Auditory verbal hallucinations in persons with and without a need for care

Johns L.C., Kompus K., Connell M., Humpston C., Lincoln T.M., Longden E., Preti A., Alderson-Day B., Badcock J.C., Cella M., Fernyhough C., McCarthy-Jones S., Peters E., Raballo A., Scott J., Siddi S., Sommer I.E. and Laroi F. (2014) Auditory verbal hallucinations in persons with and without a need for care. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 40 SUPPL. 4: S255-S264. doi:10.1093/schbul/sbu005


Author Johns L.C.
Kompus K.
Connell M.
Humpston C.
Lincoln T.M.
Longden E.
Preti A.
Alderson-Day B.
Badcock J.C.
Cella M.
Fernyhough C.
McCarthy-Jones S.
Peters E.
Raballo A.
Scott J.
Siddi S.
Sommer I.E.
Laroi F.
Title Auditory verbal hallucinations in persons with and without a need for care
Journal name Schizophrenia Bulletin   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1745-1701
0586-7614
Publication date 2014-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/schbul/sbu005
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 40
Issue SUPPL. 4
Start page S255
End page S264
Total pages 10
Place of publication Oxford, England, U.K.
Publisher Oxford University Press
Language eng
Subject 2738 Psychiatry and Mental health
Abstract Auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH) are complex experiences that occur in the context of various clinical disorders. AVH also occur in individuals from the general population who have no identifiable psychiatric or neurological diagnoses. This article reviews research on AVH in nonclinical individuals and provides a cross-disciplinary view of the clinical relevance of these experiences in defining the risk of mental illness and need for care. Prevalence rates of AVH vary according to measurement tool and indicate a continuum of experience in the general population. Cross-sectional comparisons of individuals with AVH with and without need for care reveal similarities in phenomenology and some underlying mechanisms but also highlight key differences in emotional valence of AVH, appraisals, and behavioral response. Longitudinal studies suggest that AVH are an antecedent of clinical disorders when combined with negative emotional states, specific cognitive difficulties and poor coping, plus family history of psychosis, and environmental exposures such as childhood adversity. However, their predictive value for specific psychiatric disorders is not entirely clear. The theoretical and clinical implications of the reviewed findings are discussed, together with directions for future research.
Keyword need for care
nonclinical
prevalence
psychosis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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