This was on BBC news yesterday:
For anyone outside the UK, or who can’t access the BBC website, the idea is a computer ‘avatar’ is programmed to say the phrases that a person hears in their head, and the avatar is also made to look like the person the voices come from, the idea being that the person/patient can actually see something in front of them that they can stand up to, argue with, tell him or her to go away, etc.
Apparently it’s been tried on 150 people with sz in the trials so far and the results are extremely encouraging, meaning that the patients heard voices less and saw fewer hallucinations afterwards.
Again it’s the Maudsley hospital in London that seems to be coming up with new approaches to treatment for the illness. My wife had an appointment there last Monday, we await their report and recommendations.
Just out of interest, any of the North American posters on here aware of similar types of tests/trials over there that are showing positive signs? The Maudsley hospital in the UK is the centre of psychiatry and does seem to be doing some ground-breaking work in the area of sz at the moment.