This is a difficult question to answer because I don’t have much information about your symptoms. Your therapist would be in the best position to answer your question.
My assumption is that you’ve told your therapist about your symptoms and he or she believes that anxiety is your main problem. It’s possible that your therapist is wrong, but keep in mind that he or she is a trained professional.
You mentioned hearing voices but didn’t elaborate. We all hear an inner voice. This voice is thought to come from our conscious mind. It is something that everyone experiences.
External voices, however, are associated with psychotic disorders. External voices are not recognizable as our own voice. These types of voices tend to say negative, derogatory and even frightening things. Which category do the voices you hear fit into?
You also mentioned depersonalization. I’m wondering what you meant by that expression. That is not typically a symptom of schizophrenia.
I am assuming that you have told your therapist about your symptoms but if you haven’t, you should. It’s important that you be completely open with your treating professionals. They need to know about everything you’re experiencing. Tell them about your concerns and that you think something more might be going on.
Finally, you should also tell them that you’re not sure if cognitive behavioral therapy is working for you. That type of feedback will help them to adjust their treatment of your symptoms. Please take care.
Dr Kristina Randle