Jongeneel A, Scheffers D, Tromp N, et al
BMJ Open 2018;8:e020537. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020537
2018-03-06
http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/8/3/e020537
Auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH) are prevalent experiences that can induce distress and impede social functioning. While most voice hearers benefit from antipsychotic medication or cognitive–behavioural therapy, additional effective interventions are needed to reduce the burden of experiencing AVH. ‘Temstem’ is an easily accessible and useable smartphone application that was developed by designers in close cooperation with voice hearers and experts. By using language games, Temstem aims to reduce distress and improve social functioning.