Seishin Igaku Volume 39, Issue 4 (April 1997)

A New Cognitive and Psychoeducational Therapy for Auditory Hallucinations (1): a pamphlet for psychotic patients and their families about how to cope with auditory hallucinations Seiichi HARADA 1 , Takehiko KIKKAWA 2 , Yuji OKAZAKI 3 , Tomomichi KAMEYAMA 1 1Department of Psychiatry, Tokyo Teishin Hospital 2Department of Psychiatry, Musashi Hospital, NCNP 3Department of Neuropsychiatry, Nagasaki University School of Medicine Keyword: Auditory hallucination , Delusion , Cognitive therapy , Schizophrenia , Pamphlet for psychotic patients and their families pp.363-370
Published Date 1997/4/15
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 The purpose of the present study is to describe a new cognitive therapeutic approach to auditory hallucinations. For the sake of our new therapeutic approach, we prepared a pamphlet for patients and their families under the title“A PAMPHLET TO COPE WITH VOICES OF UNKNOWN ORI-GIN”.

 The pamphlet consists of 10 items, which if implemented, will allow patients and their families to discover useful information on how to cope with auditory hallucinations.

 The titles of the 10 items are as follows; (1) the reason why'voices of unknown origin'appear (the four factors that have combined to produce and aggravate the voices of unknown origin-anxiety, isolation, exhaustion and insomnia); (2) the psychiatric term of'voices of unknown origin'(auditory hallucination) and its various types; (3) the sources of auditory hallucinations (the person's own thoughts); (4) the negative influences the hallucinations have on people ① (Hallucinations make the person feel unpleasant and produce misunderstandings. They also arouse an ever-present fear that the person transmits directly to others.); (5) the negative influences the hallucinations have on people ②(Commonplace chance happenings seem to be vitally concerned with them.); (6) the fundamental methods for treating hallucinations; (7) essential precautions in daily living to diminish hallucinations; (8) the effectiveness of tranquilizers to treat hallucinations; (9) a useful understanding of hallucinations in order to cope with them (They are not real voices.); (10) a desirable attitude toward hallucinations which will diminish their influence (do not take them seriously and ignore them). We describe the entire contents of the pamphlet in this paper.

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39巻4号 (1997年4月)
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