Parents, don’t panic if your child hears voices, it’s actually quite common

Around 8% of young people are thought to hear voices at some stage in childhood, with up to 75% having a one-off experience of voice hearing. This makes hearing voices about as common for young people as having asthma or dyslexia . For many children, then, it seems that hearing voices is a pretty normal part of growing up .

Research shows, the experience of hearing voices that others can’t hear – also called auditory verbal hallucinations in traditional psychiatric terms – is not usually upsetting for many children. The experience of hearing voices also doesn’t tend to last too long – meaning it can often be something children grow out of or overcome in time.

Source: MenaFn, (Jordan) 23rd November 2018

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