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Living alone. Keeps speaking while doing work for hours. Am I having mental issue?

does talking to yourself mean you have mental health problems ,as i live on my own iv noticed iv started to talk when cleaning and when sitting down find that i speak what im thinking about ,,sometimes its imagination`and other times past memories,,i use a computer an find i say things in relation to news an other topics like what i personally think, points of view ,,etc ,, however iv noticed that im talking more or less all the time when on computer for up to 3 maybe 4 hours at a time
Asked On : Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Dec 2014
Welcome to Health Care Magic

You have complaints of talking to self. You start to talk to yourself while doing work, cleaning or while thinking any thing of past. Even while on computer you talk with yourself. This occurs about 3-4 hours per day. As you know that you are talking to self, so we can easily ascertain that it is not a psychotic disorder. Usually a patient in psychosis may talk to self, but he never accept it. So this is not a psychosis.
Other thing it can be is part of anxiety disorder. You talk to self and it is also bothering you. Your work is hampering so we can label it as some form of obsession. Although detailed evaluation is needed to label OCD or obsessive compulsive disorder.
If you think that you can handle it then its normal, otherwise visit a good psychiatrist.

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi
Answered: Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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