I can really understand your frustration in not making progress or change to your lying. All people learn to lie as a matter of course, usually for self protection. However, the complusive nature of your lying as you describe suggests a deeper need. ‘Coping mechanism’ may be a catch all phrase which may or may not feel right to you. I am not sure of how your psychoglogist is working with you, but you might consider deeper therapeutic approaches that give greater insight into the lying, and that can lend themselves to modifying/resolving this compulsion/tendency at a deeper level. This will probably coincide with working on your other conditions.
Another way of thinking about it is that a part of you, in your unconscious mind, has to lie. It is this part of you that needs to be helped.
One such therapeutic intervention is Hypnotherapy, another is Emotionally Focussed Therapy. Both of these therapies help with PTSD, depression and anxiety, and EFT particularly has a good research foundation demonstrating efficacy in this area. Such interventions are often used simulteneously.
If you are not making progess after all this time, I highly recommend you look them up.
I have had success helping people with compulsive lying using Hypnotherapy alone.
If you want further information, please contact me. I would be only too happy to assist.
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