Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Social Work

Title

Recovering from hallucinations: A qualitative study of coping with voices hearing of people with schizophrenia in Hong Kong

Language

English

Abstract

Auditory hallucination is a positive symptom of schizophrenia and has significant impacts on the lives of individuals. People with auditory hallucination require considerable assistance from mental health professionals. Apart from medications, they may apply different lay methods to cope with their voice hearing. Results from qualitative interviews showed that people with schizophrenia in the Chinese sociocultural context of Hong Kong were coping with auditory hallucination in different ways, including (a) changing social contacts, (b) manipulating the voices, and (c) changing perception and meaning towards the voices. Implications for recovery from psychiatric illness of individuals with auditory hallucinations are discussed. © 2012 Petrus Ng et al.

Publication Date

2012

Source Publication Title

Scientific World Journal

Volume

2012

Start Page

1

End Page

8

Publisher

Hindawi Publishing Corporation

DOI

10.1100/2012/232619

Link to Publisher's Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/2012/232619

ISSN (print)

23566140

ISSN (electronic)

1537744X

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