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Hearing Voices in the UK

Episode 3 of 4

Voice hearing was once considered a sign of madness, but has there been a cultural shift?

For years, hearing voices served as a symbol of a fear we all share - losing our minds.

But voice hearing is now known to be an experience of almost limitless range, from cruel distress to creativity and meaning.

The UK is at the forefront of a movement that has changed the way patients and psychiatrists view the voices that some people hear.

Christopher Harding is in his adopted homeland of Scotland to explore how our ideas about the mind, and about reality shape these experiences and what life is like for voice hearers in the UK today.

Producer: Keith Moore.

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28 minutes