If your voices are very troubling and you have been referred to a psychiatrist, they are likely to prescribe an antipsychotic drug. These drugs may:
- stop the voices or make them less frightening for you
- make you feel indifferent to the voices, even though you can still hear them
- make the voices quieter and less intrusive, so you feel calmer and less upset by them
Medication may be something you need only in the short term, allowing you to learn other ways of coping with the voices so that you then no longer need drugs.
See our pages on antipsychotics for general information about this type of medication, and details about specific drugs.
Watch David talk about his experience of getting help for hearing voices.