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Strange Voices In The Children's Heads
#1
This is an odd phenomena and I have no idea what causes it.


Quote:The children who hear 'terrifying' voices.

'One in 12 children is thought to persistently hear voices that are not there.
Sometimes they tell them they are worthless. Now new research suggests the reaction of adults can affect
the voices they hear in future.

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"It's like being in a crowded room. All you can hear is all these multiple different voices having a go at you,"
Laura Moulding tells the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme.
The 21-year-old hears voices around her almost constantly, and has done since childhood.

"The voices are a combination of male and female voices, adults and children.
One of them sounds like a Doctor Who monster.
"They just tell me I'm useless pretty much all the time."

Laura's experiences began when she was around three years old.
She was sitting on the stairs at her grandparents' home and heard a lion and bear from a children's television
programme saying, "I'm coming to get you, I'm coming to get you", over and over again.
It was a terrifying experience, she says.

But when she first approached her parents, they assumed she was talking about imaginary friends.
She does not blame them for this, but did not try and talk to an adult about her voices for several more years.
It is estimated that one in 12 children has persistent auditory hallucinations.

Researchers at Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester -in the first UK study into
children who have such hallucinations and their parents -have found that the way in which people react to the
child's experiences can influence what the voices are like in the future.

At 15, Laura found the hallucinations were becoming too much for her to deal with on her own.
Her mother took her to see a GP to seek treatment.
"I was self-harming and it was horrible moment for me," she says.
"I was struggling because the voices were so loud, so intimidating, so abusive, that it was something I couldn't
cope with."

'Hearing mum's voice'
The research undertaken suggests that although many young people hearing voices will have a negative
experience like Laura, others find the voices reassuring or even fun.
The researchers asked young people and their carers to fill out detailed questionnaires about their experiences.

"Tia" is 13. She does not want us to use her real name.
Her experiences with voices were quite different to Laura's.
She was seven when she first noticed she could hear things no-one else could.
"I used to hear my mum's voice quite a lot," she says.

She would also hear men shouting from a distance, and once heard electricity pylons singing.
The voices would often make Tia laugh, but sometimes this led to her getting in trouble at school.
"One of my voices was just messing around with me, making me giggle too much," she says, leading her to swear
at them to keep quiet.

Many children first start hearing voices after they have suffered some kind of trauma.
Tia's mother Alice -not her real name -has a chronic illness, and thinks the stress of her becoming sick affected Tia.
"[Tia's] been through so much, and this is how she is expressing it. That's what upset me most I think," Alice says.
Alice worked out that Tia was hearing voices after seeing her react to them.
She decided not to take her to a doctor and instead spoke with the support group the Hearing Voice Network.

'I don't miss them'
Dr Sarah Parry from Manchester Metropolitan University says her team's research has implications for how young
people who hear voices should be treated.

"The children see the voices as part of themselves, so telling them the voices are a problem can add to a child's
stress, which in turn can make the voices become more unpleasant."

At the moment in the UK, children and young people who ask for help for hearing voices can be referred down a
number of different treatment pathways.
There are also a number of peer-support groups run by charities.
Dr Parry is seeking funding to set up a group specifically for young people who hear voices.

For Tia, one day the voices just went away on their own.
"I was like, 'Wait, there's nothing actually in my head -no-one speaking to me. I can just hear what I'm thinking'.
"I don't miss them."

Laura says she is now able to manage the voices with medication, or uses music to drown them out.
"I feel a lot stronger, a lot better in myself, even though the voices are still there," she says.
"They're not in control of me. I'm in control of them."...'
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#2
hmm - I think the word "hallucination" is a problem here.

It is defined as: "an experience involving the apparent perception of something not present."
So those trying to "help" the children are starting from a point where they don't believe that what the children are hearing is "real".

What if it IS real?

What if they are accessing a level of consciousness or spirit-realm that we closed-off adults can't reach?
And we treat THEM like they are wrong, ill or worse?

Needs further investigation and more understanding methinks?

G

(Great topic btw!)
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#3
This is a very well known phenomenon, and is also very common, but Gordi makes a good point. Are the people who suffer from this more sensitive to things most of us are not?. For example a 13 year old can hear things a 25 year old cannot, so is the 13 year old just "hearing" things that are not there . 
There are endless medical reasons for this but the basic question remains, just because we cant hear the voices does that mean they are not real?.
If the majority of people were colour blind, then the few people who could see colour would be seen as ill as they are seeing something thats not there.
As Gordi said, we need a much more open mind if we are to understand
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#4
Simple explanation... some children come into this world with their third eye opened more than others. 

The "bad voices" are mischievous spirits who feed on fear; children are an easy target to scare.  

The medical field wants to label them as "crazy" and numb their sixth sense with drugs.  This occurs naturally after being exposed to toxins in food and water, which calcifies the pineal gland, and also brainwashing by adults that it's just "their imagination". 

That's my two cents on the subject; just MY opinion after everything I've researched on the topic.



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