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#13 dissoziation

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 12:34 AM

I've experienced this as well. I think that it's just something that happens with everybody.



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Posted 05 October 2015 - 12:59 AM

It's interesting that on a forum for a dissociative disorder, people bring up schizophrenia so often when talking about hearing voices. I'd recommend people here hearing voices look at the possibility of a diagnosis of D.I.D or DDNOS.....  D.I.D. and DDNOS are just further along the spectrum of dissociation than DPD. There're some fundamental commonalities between the disorders. 

 

Hearing voices is common for people with D.I.D.. In fact hearing voices is one of the boxes that often gets ticked in the diagnosis of D.I.D. That's not to say of course, if you hear voices you've got D.I.D.. It takes a bit more than hearing voices to build up a proper picture. 

 

D.I.D.'s all too often a very misunderstood condition and almost always gets treated like 'the elephant in the room'. It's not that far different from DPD tbh. There are many symptoms which over lap, even down to the fragmentation of the mind and the dissociative 'walls' in the mind. The thing that takes D.I.D. to another level is, I believe, the 'amount of separation' of the individual fragmented 'parts' from the 'self'. The separate 'parts' or alters of a person with D.I.D. often take on an identity and life of their own. Though some parts are far less complex and may only hold a specific emotion for example. 

 

I'd be much more scared of a possible diagnosis of schizophrenia than D.I.D. any day. The chances of recovery are quite high given the right treatment and drive to achieve it. 

 

Just some food for thought.....



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Posted 05 October 2015 - 05:53 AM

This is fairly normal, I get this a lot before I sleep which can be annoying. Schizophrenia as far as I'm aware is hearing voices that seem very real to you, and which you can not distinguish from actual voices. The fact that you are considering you have schizophrenia and are worried about these symptoms is a sign you probably don't have much wrong with you, just heightened anxiety from focusing on every little thing you may see as a symptom.


I get it before I fall asleep too. It just scares the shit out of me. I do pick out every little thing that may be wrong with me, and I obsess over it!

#16 Alex617

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 01:32 PM

I get it before I fall asleep too. It just scares the shit out of me. I do pick out every little thing that may be wrong with me, and I obsess over it!

Find a way to relax your worried mind, and this will go away. I made the decision to use benzos (i.e valium), which helped a lot, but I am now dependent on them for sleep unfortunately so I would try to find another way if at all possible.



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Posted 06 October 2015 - 03:42 PM

The before sleep thing is the most common, they call it Hypnagogia or Hypnagogic Hallucinations

 

Hypnagogic or hypnopompic hallucinations are visual, tactile, auditory, or other sensory events, usually brief but occasionally prolonged, that occur at the transition from wakefulness to sleep (hypnagogic) or from sleep to wakefulness (hypnopompic). The phenomenon is thought to have been first described by the Dutch physician Isbrand Van Diemerbroeck in 1664.[1] The person may hear sounds that are not there and see visual hallucinations. These visual and auditory images are very vivid and may be bizarre or disturbing.

 

 

There is scientific conjecture, though it's not officially recognized, that the Hallucinations of Hypnagogia are from the release of a small amount of the chemical DMT - Dimethyltryptamine. DMT is known as a psychedelic compound, though it's known to actually be a naturally forming chemical made in our brains, most likely in or around the Pineal Gland. The Pineal Gland IS officially known to produce Melatonin, which is the Sleep Chemical. (It is also theorized that DMT is released in larger amounts during near death experiences.)



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Posted 22 October 2015 - 08:01 AM

Most people hear voices at some point in their life.  However, most people do not have this occurring regularly.  Voices come from the inappropriate activation in speech / inner voice centres in the brain.  If you are merely 'feeling' that you hear voices then that's something different.   ;)  



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Posted 22 October 2015 - 08:25 PM

I did a little research on what I was experiencing myself, and I found that it's a racing mind. A racing mind doesn't only consist of your inner monologue going from one thing to another, but it can be things in the background and it could be music playing, snips of a movie, or something someone has said to you, or books etc and it can be a bunch of it going on all at once. Either in your voice, others voices, and it's not something you're controlling it's just doing it by itself. It's different than hearing voices like all schizophrenic would. Racing mind is common with ocd, bipolar, anxiety.



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Posted 19 April 2016 - 07:41 AM

I have this big time, anyone have luck with certain tools or meds to assist with this?

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 09:47 AM

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 07:32 PM

I have this big time, anyone have luck with certain tools or meds to assist with this?

 

I hear voices occasionally but mostly I experience 'loud thoughts'. I've come a long way by working on understanding what the voices are and where they come from and building strong internal communication.

 

The voices we hear are not the enemy as most doctors would have you believe. They are natural 'parts' of our mind. People with dissociative disorders have fragmented minds and these parts make up our minds. Early on in the healing process we feel detached from them and we don't understand who they are or even sometimes what they're saying, but over time and with a healthy understanding, we can begin to work together together and not against each other.. 

 

One the best websites/blogs I found when trying to understand what was going on is a site called 'Discussing Dissociation'. The women who runs it (and many people who comment) have very healthy understanding of what the voices are and how to work with them on the way to recovery. I'd thoroughly recommend having a look if voice hearing is one of the phenonomens you experience. 

 

https://discussingdissociation.com



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Posted 28 April 2016 - 08:34 AM

You need to clarify whether or not you imagining hearing the voice, or actually hallucinating it. I have imagined voices before, like most people have. With dissiciation, the inner monologue gets more elaborate and can include other identities. If you don't like this experience, you can try to ground and refocus instead of chatting with them.

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 06:16 PM

You need to clarify whether or not you imagining hearing the voice, or actually hallucinating it.

 

There's another reason ppl can hear voices. The voices are real. The voices ppl with higher end dissociation hear are mostly real. Most treating doctors and professionals have a hard time understanding that, so the general consensus is that voice hearing is some kind of psychosis, but's it's not always the case.

 

 

With dissiciation, the inner monologue gets more elaborate and can include other identities. If you don't like this experience, you can try to ground and refocus instead of chatting with them.

 

 

If the voices are from dissociated identities, it's really best not to ignore them. No-one likes being ignored. Ignoring dissociated voices leads to internal chaos.

 

Grounding's always a good idea though for dissociative people!






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