Department of Social Work
Recovering from hallucinations: A qualitative study of coping with voices hearing of people with schizophrenia in Hong Kong
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.
Source Publication Title
Scientific World Journal
Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Link to Publisher's Edition
Ng, Petrus, Ricky W. K. Chun, and Angela Tsun. "Recovering from hallucinations: A qualitative study of coping with voices hearing of people with schizophrenia in Hong Kong." Scientific World Journal 2012 (2012): 1-8.