(Original post by yawn)
This is intriguing me. How does he extrapolate one from the other? And how does he intend helping you by not dealing with the 'voices' as far as your psych health is concerned since the latter seems to be the dominant force in the relationship between the two?
You can pm me if you'd rather. As I said, I'm intrigued, and not just being nosey!
Well I was the one who separated them out for him, because I am quite aware of the difference between the religious voices (both good and bad), my internal but dissociated thoughts, and other psychotic symptoms (the rest of the voices). The bad religious voices speak about religious things (obviously) and they have a different metaphysical presence to the other voices. The tone is also minutely different and the voice is more omnipotent and echo-ey
Whereas the psychotic voices sound like me and whilst they sometimes speak about religious things, they don't have that omnipotent force
My psychiatrist intends to deal with the psychotic voices quite firmly through medication and the internal/dissociated thoughts through regular talking (though not talking therapies as such. We discussed that today but he doesn't think I need grief or trauma therapy
). He acknowledges that medication is unlikely to make the religious voices go away and he has no plan to try and make them, since they seem to be coming from somewhere else (even if that's just my subconscious)