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Treating the diagnosis rather than the individual: A look at the increase in recognized disorders and prescriptionsTreating the diagnosis rather than the individual: A look at the increase in recognized disorders and prescriptions

Posted By TED Guest Author

By Grace Rubenstein Eleanor Longden’s new TED Book, Learning from the Voices in My Head, charts her harrowing journey from terrified young woman trembling in a psychiatric ward to a stable, successful doctoral candidate who has learned to live peacefully with her inner voices, medication-free. She recounts how her mind shattered into pieces and how […]

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Eleanor Longden’s selections for further reading on voice hearingEleanor Longden’s selections for further reading on voice hearing

Posted By Tedstaff

Eleanor Longden’s riveting story – featured in today’s talk and more in depth in the new TED Book, Learning from the Voices in My Head — raises many provocative questions. Longden talks about her recovery after a diagnosis of schizophrenia, in the process calling into question the attitudes of traditional psychiatry, the role of drug manufacturers and […]

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Everything you ever wanted to know about voice hearing (but were too afraid to ask)Everything you ever wanted to know about voice hearing (but were too afraid to ask)

Posted By Michelle Quint

During her freshman year of college, Eleanor Longden began hearing voices: a narrator describing her actions as she went about her day. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, Longden began what she describes as a “psychic civil war,” fighting to stop the voices as they became antagonistic. What helped her was something unexpected: making peace with them. By […]

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Living with voices in your head: Eleanor Longden at TED2013Living with voices in your head: Eleanor Longden at TED2013

Posted By Helen Walters

Eleanor Longden did well at school, and gleefully entered student life at university in England. By all appearances, she was a happy, typical student … but it wasn’t true. Underneath it all, Longden was “fundamentally frightened,” and while she did a good job of concealing her fear, she was about to come undone. She started to […]

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Secret Voices: Speakers in Session 10 at TED2013Secret Voices: Speakers in Session 10 at TED2013

Posted By Becky Chung

Shhh … it’s time for Secret Voices, the 10th session of TED2013. Get ready to hear stories of the forgotten, marginalized, stigmatized and hidden. Our first speaker will make quite an entrance while the last will give a stirring finish, in spoken word. In between, thoughts on interspecies communication. Here, the speakers who appeared in […]