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SunInAugust

668d

do you have echolalia, but nonverbally? is that a thing? where phrases repeat in your head?

    • Mirage13

      667d

      Makes sense to me-- I experience that. Lines of songs or certain phrases/words I hear just get stuck in my head. My brain just clings to them. Can be for a day or a week. They come up randomly too, as someone here described, like a tic. I don't tend to vocalize them but sometimes I do, when I'm alone particularly or around my spouse.

    • rj.crow

      668d

      I definitely have that! I also have mental tics, which are that but insistent and unvoluntary like physical and vocal tics.

      • SunInAugust

        668d

        @rj.crow are you comfortable sharing more about that? I'm really curious what thats like and how similar it might be to my experience

        • rj.crow

          668d

          @SunInAugust With mental echolalia, repeating the sound or phrase is a positive stim and something I choose to do. I actually use it to calm down mental tics. With the tics, it’s usually pretty distressing and I have very little control over it. It’s like my brain gets totally obsessed and can’t stop repeating it, even if I really want to. It almost drowns out my other thoughts

    • MatchaBunn

      668d

      I definitely think this is a thing! I get certain lines of songs in my head that repeat over and over. Also, lines from shows and movies in response to things.

      • SunInAugust

        668d

        @MatchaBunn I get the smallest phrases sometimes. Or single words. Or if I have a big feeling, a phrase around it will repeat over and over and over

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