Without interviewing you in person, it’s difficult to know if you are experiencing psychosis or symptoms of dissociative identity disorder (DID) or both. In some ways, psychosis and symptoms of DID are similar. For instance, it is common for people with psychosis to not remember certain events or behavior. Persons with DID have similar experiences because, in theory, the other personalities take over and engage in activities that the “host” personality did not do, or at least doesn’t remember doing.
It would be wise to return to your psychiatrist. He or she would be in the best position to help you know what’s wrong. Sometimes, pinpointing the exact cause of symptoms can be difficult. If medication can reduce or eliminate your symptoms, that would be a successful outcome. If you no longer heard voices, perhaps this problem would be solved. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle