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thought insertion? hearing voices?

My psychiatrist tells me that I was experiencing thought insertion when I told her that at most times I would catch myself drifting away from thinking and doing my work, and notice hours have passed after having conversations with people that I know are only in my head/imagination. The thing is, these people have minds of their own. I don't know what their answer's going to be if I ask them a question unless they tell me during the conversations we have. Sometimes the people I talk to inside my head are people I actually know in reality. To be honest, an idea occurred to me that these were actually their real thoughts that I may have had access to by some way, or that I am extremely talented in deduction. Anyway, these "encounters/scenarios" - as I've initially described to my psych- most of the time get mixed with my memories of things that have actually happened in the real world. I am not sure when I would be referring to a conversation that really happened or something that happened in my head. These thoughts have affected my mood a lot of times. It's very difficult to know which feeling is real or imagined. The thoughts affect my line of thought about a word said, or an act made and I can misinterpret them easily. I've been experiencing this for the past 6-7 years and only gone to a doctor and on meds 4months ago. I've only been able to break it down when I tried to evaluate myself a year ago, and came to a conclusion I needed help. So, that's my doc's basis for thought insertion. Is it correct? I don't believe I am hearing voices because I don't feel air or pressure in my ear... I just want to make sure my doc understood it correctly, but when she asked if I was hearing voices I couldn't say...
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replied February 10th, 2019
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Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Yes,your healthcare provider is correct.
Your symptoms are typical of schizophrenic like disorders. Continue your medications and do regular followup.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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