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  • Palilalia

    Palilalia is defined as involuntary repetition of words or sentences in talking, and is often associated with Tourette's Syndrome as a complex tic.

    In my case, I often end up with a handful of words or phrases which I compulsively repeat or say -- sometimes they occur in every other sentence I say, sometimes they're an automatic response to certain triggers and sometimes they're just out of the blue.

    I've had this compulsive behavior my entire life, but I hadn't identified it as a tic, or anything particularly unusual, until recently.

    It can be annoying to me, and it drove my fianc?e nuts until she was able to get used to it. :P

    Anyone else have similar experiences?
    Colin

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    Palilalia

    I sometimes repeat things but Im not sure if it is a tic or what. I love listening to stand up comedians and I repeat alot of what they say but is that a tic or is it normal to repeat a joke right after you hear it?
    The other day at a local grocery store, I saw a rack with books on it and one of them said, "pregancy for dummies"............

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    • #3
      Palilalia

      Adam do you repeat it to yourself or do you repeat it to others? I remember being younger and hearing how to spell "F..." for the first time. I also remember repeating it over and over and over again ie the spelling that is. I got in trouble for it but did not even realize I was repeating it. Now that hindsight is 20/20, I often wonder where that came from? was it normal to repeat to remember or was it a need back then to just repeat and repeat...
      Janet

      TSFC Homepage

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      • #4
        Palilalia

        No, I guess I dont do it a ton when other people are around and its not always loud like im speaking to someone. I dont really know if its a tic. I dont even notice it and I just thought about it when this thread opened up.
        The other day at a local grocery store, I saw a rack with books on it and one of them said, "pregancy for dummies"............

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        • #5
          Palilalia

          i have done this but not alot that it becomes a problem,i do repeat my own words and others but i do it under my breath,sometimes my husband has asked me why am i talking to myself,sometimes my kids ask,"what are you saying mummy?"
          but i dont do it out loud,i find that accents fascinate me so if i hear a certain word that is said in a new way i will become fascinated by it and will repeat it over and over until i am bored with it,sometimes i repeat sentences over and over ,but again,under my breath,very quietly so usually no one can hear me

          i just thought everyone does this from time to time dont they ?
          jo

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          • #6
            Palilalia

            Originally posted by Midnight
            accents fascinate me so if i hear a certain word that is said in a new way i will become fascinated by it and will repeat it over and over until i am bored with it,sometimes i repeat sentences over and over ,but again,under my breath,very quietly so usually no one can hear me
            I do it aloud. I try to constrain myself if it's likely to offend someone though...
            Colin

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            • #7
              Palilalia

              What about music in your mind's ear?

              Do you sometimes get stuck on a melody which repeats over and over, and instead of humming or singing the song you grind your teeth to the notes or tap or flick fingers?

              Steve
              Steve
              TouretteLinks Forum

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              • #8
                Palilalia

                i know that i sometimes make a noise by humming and touching my teeth together so it makes a kind of humming sound through the vibrations of my teeth,if you do this then you will know what i mean,i cant explain it,i hate it but i have to do it.it is almost as annoying as fingers down the blackboard,ewwww :evil:
                jo

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                • #9
                  Palilalia

                  humming and touching my teeth together so it makes a kind of humming sound through the vibrations of my teeth
                  That sounds familiar and you described it very well!

                  Do you repeat actual phrases or words, Midnight? In what circumstances?
                  Steve
                  TouretteLinks Forum

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                  • #10
                    Palilalia

                    My friend's son who is not 6 yet is not diagnosed with anything but has an older brother who has Tourette plus has been saying "coca-coca-coca cola" and repeatedly doing this. His mom said to me she thinks it's a vocal tic... his dad says he's just doing it. :roll: His mom thinks it's funny and probably TS while his dad thinks it's normal :? So they are all going to conference this year :D
                    Janet

                    TSFC Homepage

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                    • #11
                      Palilalia

                      i only repeat my own words really but if i hear something that is strange to me like an accent i will repeat something they have said quietly under my breath,i dont do this often,ionly if i say or hear something that really grips me,my son (age 7) also does this and sometimes i can hear his little whispers,he will either repeat his own or someone elses words,and usually the last one or two words of the sentence
                      jo

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                      • #12
                        Palilalia

                        Cailean, what midnight wrote (and you "Quoted") sounds like OCD, not TS

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                        • #13
                          Palilalia

                          sounds like OCD, not TS
                          why do you say so?

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                          • #14
                            palilalia info

                            Midnight,

                            My husband and I recently discovered that this "tic" exists - our son has been repeating the last few words of his sentences since last year, and none of his teachers knew about palilalia. He has mild ADD and a ton of food/animal allergies. We are looking for info on the subject -any ideas? So far any searches on the web have proven fruitless - just basic definitions of the word without causes, treatment, etc...

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                            • #15
                              Palilalia

                              Welcome to the TSFC forum!

                              My son has some of the same concerns.

                              It is important not to single it out and depending on the age and understanding the condition different things work for different people.

                              My son changes positions, like getting up from the computer and walking away for a bit.
                              Sometimes he focuses on something else and it helps.

                              If it is becoming a problem with school and you have a local chapter in your area a in service program can sometimes help the teaching staff and students better understand it so your child is not singled out.

                              It certainly helped in our case.
                              PJK

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