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I Hear My Voice in My Head Telling Me Bad Things about Myself Whenever I Do Something Stupid or Wrong

Hello, I have an issue where whenever I do something stupid or wrong I hear my voice in my head telling me bad things about myself. For example, earlier today I had to stop drawing because my voice was telling me “You can’t do anything right.” “You should just go cut(or)kill yourself.” I don’t know if it’s just my depression or a part of having dissociative identity disorder. I just want it to stop because it really effects my already low esteem. (From the USA)

I Hear My Voice in My Head Telling Me Bad Things about Myself Whenever I Do Something Stupid or Wrong

A.

  Thank you for having the courage to write about these symptoms. There is definitely help for this, and I will encourage you to talk to your parents about wanting to talk to a psychologist or psychiatrist. He or she can help you get tools to help deal directly with those voices so your self esteem can fight back. If your parents are unwilling to make that appointment then talk about this with your high school counselor. They are also in a very good position to help.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

I Hear My Voice in My Head Telling Me Bad Things about Myself Whenever I Do Something Stupid or Wrong

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: http://www.dare2behappy.com/. He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

APA Reference
Tomasulo, D. (2017). I Hear My Voice in My Head Telling Me Bad Things about Myself Whenever I Do Something Stupid or Wrong. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 20, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2017/10/13/i-hear-my-voice-in-my-head-telling-me-bad-things-about-myself-whenever-i-do-something-stupid-or-wrong/

 

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