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From an exciting new book coming out by neurologist, Oliver Sacks, M.D. - neurologist

Seeing Things? Hearing Things? Many of Us Do
Published: November 3, 2012
The New York Times

"WHILE many people with schizophrenia do hear voices at certain times in their lives, the inverse is not true: most people who hear voices (as much as 10 percent of the population) are not mentally ill. For them, hearing voices is a normal mode of experience.
My patients tell me about their hallucinations because I am open to hearing about them, because they know me and trust that I can usually run down the cause of their hallucinations. For the most part, these experiences are unthreatening and, once accommodated, even mildly diverting."
My faith frequently rests more in neurologists, vs. psychiatrists. And I've gotten more help from my current therapists -- ACSWs, than any other mental health professional in my life. Also, CLINICAL psychologists, with medical backgrounds.
And ACSW is a CLINICAL social worker, famiar with medical disorders as well as experts in therapy.

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I hear voices at night sometimes when I'm really tired, all sorts of people saying all sorts of random nonsense, but I've had them for a long time, I'm not scared of them at all and I've read that it's quite common.

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I see thick black shadows sometimes. And I don't mean, something passed in front of the light and caused a shadow kind of shadows. Notice it happens when my anxiety is high and I'm really upset.
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