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PTSD vs. DID

Hi,

I read the previous question about diagnosis of PTSD vs. DID. My therapist also diagnosed me with PTSD. However, I do hear voices, like loud thoughts in my head, and they can carry on a lengthy dialogue. This particular part talks to me a lot, and there have been times where I feel possessed by her. When another person comes out, I go to a place like in my head and hide in the distance. It's like she's in the drivers seat and I'm in the back seat. She buys things I do not like, and she does things I hate. The therapist even admits she comes out in therapy, at times, plus I feel different when she does, like another person.

Anyway, his diagnosis is PTSD. He also feels once the abuse is dealt with, her volume should diminish greatly, and she won't take over as much. Are these symptoms of DID or PTSD?

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