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Old 07-11-2019, 10:45 PM   #1
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So I asked this in the Schizophrenia section but I want to hear from DID people. I am not asking for a diagnosis. My Psychologist and Psychiatric NP have both diagnosed me with DID since I have been here last. I have also asked my Psychologist this question and although it makes sense I want to hear from others. I am still very confused on the voices thing. Let me say they are not outdide of me. They are also not voices at all but thoughts. Never have distinguishing tones except sometimes they are louder than other times. Sometimes I will go for days without having the thoughts (chatter) I have read that DID people have different tones, littles talking. I have also heard it just sounds like thoughts. Some schizophrenics people describe their voices like that as well. How would you distinguish DID voices (thoughts)or schizo voices ( thoughts)
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Old 07-11-2019, 11:30 PM   #2
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I have schizoaffective and DID.

For me the main difference is that the DID voices are inside my head and the schizo voices are outside. The schizo literally sound like someone is standing next to me talking (or screaming) whereas the DID voices are inside.

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Thank you. With the DID are they thought like? Or do you hear voices in your head like different people like little kids etc?

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So can DID voices sound like very loud thoughts or is that more schizophrenia related.
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I don't think it's schizophrenia-related to have very loud, intrusive thoughts.

Anxiety, OCD, PTSD all come with very loud, intrusive thoughts that can be disorganized & not make any sense.
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Yes but they are anxiety related. They usually have theme. These dont. They are things like who is MIC? Or hey 20 times a day in my head. I want a steak and cheese sub when I dont. Or as asking myself do I like someone but it doesnt feel its coming from me. Or other strange things. I do believe I have some OCD. I have talked to a bunch of DID peoole over the past vouple of days as well as schizophrenic people and they are no differences in how they experience their voices. Both have said they can be thought like. So I am scared. I do not want schizophrenia. My doctor tells me I do not but when I have people from two groups telling me their voices sound the same how can I know?

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Nobody else is going to be able to answer your questions to your satisfaction.
Everyone experiences this stuff differently.

I experience random dialogue-like thoughts all the time, and it's not related to my DID. It's just my brain firing stuff off like it's offloading electricity. Obsessing/focusing on it is part of OCD/anxiety. You should talk to your doctors about it.

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Internal dialogue is also not a DID-specific thing. Many people without DID experience internal dialogue.
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Thank you for the question. My providers are not helpful.
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I agree with childofchaos
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PS I hope the doctor is accurate in diagnosis, fwiw imvho not every single doctor on this planet is always accurate
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