I think I have palilalia/a tic - Is it onset by anxiety?
(in advanced, sorry if this is in the wrong place!)
I'm pretty sure I have palilalia. I case you have no clue what it is, it's a tic where I'll repeat myself after I've said something. Sometimes the repetition is just the mouth movement, sometimes it's a whisper, or sometimes I'll say it over and over in my head. I've been doing it for about 10 years. An example of the repetition: I forgot to go to class today, go to class today.
I also have social anxiety, and when I speak to people I jumble words and get very nervous. I'm learning to over come it, but I've noticed that when I'm particularly nervous I'll repeat myself a lot more. For example: I forgot to go to class today, go to class today today today today... (sometimes it's out loud, sometimes it's in my head)
Well anyway, long story short : Are tics made much worse with anxiety? Should I see a doctor about this? If I do go to a doctor, will they even be able to do something about it?
Thank you very much in advanced, and sorry if my wording is poor or hard to understand.
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Tics defidently can be made worse by anxiety. And if its something thats bothering you, you should see a doctor. They may not be able to treat the tics themself, but they can treat the anxiety that triggers them.Source(s): Im a nurse.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Anxiety brings on tics.
Definately see the doctor.