Can schizophrenics have positive voices?

Can schizophrenics have positive voices?

In our study of schizophrenia spectrum disorder patients, the most reported positive attributions, with percentages of approximately 50\%, were that positive voices make them feel important and amuse them.

Are all schizophrenic voices negative?

The majority of people diagnosed with schizophrenia who report AVH have voices with negative content (Nayani & David, 1996). Studies systematically examining this have reported that the most common forms that negative content takes are threats and negative evaluations of the person.

Do you hear voices when you have schizophrenia?

Hearing voices, or auditory hallucinations as psychiatrists call them, is a common experience for people living with schizophrenia. In fact, it is so common that it is considered to be one of the principal indicators when considering a diagnosis.

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Do schizophrenics voices get worse with alcohol?

Some studies have found that when people with schizophrenia use alcohol or street drugs their voices will often get worse, 3 and as with the other psychotic symptoms the voices will also get worse when the sufferer is under pressure emotionally and psychologically, particularly if they are experiencing open hostility.

What are the effects of persecution voices on people with schizophrenia?

For people with schizophrenia the constant assault by persecutory voices can lead to a total defeat of their self esteem. (Image: Shutterstock) voices to act in this way, but persecutory voices may also be constantly critical of the person, sometimes ridiculing them or criticising them in very brutal ways.

Do people with no mental illness hear voices?

There is now evidence that some people who do not have any mental ill health may also hear voices during their life, and their voices are often benign or friendly. The evidence for this is still emerging and the estimates of exactly how many people hear voices ranges very widely.