Schizophrenia Recovery without Medication—Hearing Voices

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"Here I interview Lloyd Ross, PhD, about his work with a patient (whose identity he has disguised) who had murderous command hallucinations (voices commanding her to do things—in this case, to ""kill""). It is a beautiful vignette that shines a light on what can be possible through intensive psychotherapy with people diagnosed with schizophrenia. Full recovery without medication is possible, and research shows that it actually is quite common.

Dr. Ross is a gifted and courageous psychologist and a leading member of ICSPP (, and I dedicated my most recent music album to him.

That album, in case you're interested, is ""Songs from the Locked Ward""—all songs showing the dangers of psychiatric medication and the horrors of conventional psychiatry. If you wish to hear clips from it (or buy it) feel free to visit my website,"


"Creative people, like those with psychotic illnesses, tend to see the world differently to most. It's like looking at a shattered mirror."


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