“That little doorway where I could suddenly start shouting out”: barriers and enablers to the disclosure of distressing voices

Bogen-Johnston, Leanne, de Visser, Richard, Strauss, Clara, Berry, Katherine and Hayward, Mark (2017) “That little doorway where I could suddenly start shouting out”: barriers and enablers to the disclosure of distressing voices. Journal of Health Psychology. ISSN 1359-1053

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Abstract

Hearing distressing voices is a key feature of psychosis. The time between voice onset and disclosure may be crucial as voices can grow in complexity. This study investigated barriers and enablers to early voice disclosure. Interviews with 20 voice hearers underwent Thematic Analysis. Beliefs about the effect of disclosure on self and others acted as a barrier and enabler to voices being discussed. Voice hearing awareness should be increased amongst young people, the public and care services. To support earlier disclosure measures need to increase skill amongst those likely to be disclosed to.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: hallucinations, voice hearing, psychosis, schizophrenia, disclosure.
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Ellena Adams
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2018 12:29
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2018 13:07
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/73110

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