Smith hears voices in his head

Sunday, February 10th, 2008 - 10:59 am PST

For as far back as he can remember Rev. Smith has heard voices in his head. “They tell me to do things,” Smith recently explained to his therapist, “usually mundane things like ‘Take out the trash; it’s trash night’ or ‘How about getting a little exercise?’” Though it’s usually a version of his own voice that he hears, “I hear celebrity voices sometime too,” says Smith, “like if I’m replaying in memory part of a TV show I just watched.” Smith’s therapist, the distinguished Dr. Errol Vanderwitz says that Smith “is being an idiot” and has recommended that Smith “get the hell out of my office.”