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A 23-year-old male asked:

Is there a type of disorder where you make up characters in your head and talk to them as if they're standing right in front of you?

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Dr. Craig Westin
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Disorder?: The good news is that you know you make the characters up. This can be from many things. Are you lonely, bored, feel misunderstood? You could be giving yourself company. Another idea is these characters could be parts of yourself your are talking with. Is there any history of mental illness in your family? A good therapist is a good idea to help you with this since it bothers you.

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Last updated May 15, 2014

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