This reply was originally posted by user ADHDWilliam in ADDitude’s now-retired community.
I’ve often wondered if it wasn’t a mild form of tourette’s despite being fully aware of it when I do it, however i’ve taken tests before where the results indicate that I might also also have a mild form of Aspergers (on top of my ADHD or Hyperkinesis) and that the “self-talk” might possibly be somehow related to that.
there’s also a forum post I found about it
Here are some reason that argue why I it might NOT be tourettes and just simply more a case of being overly talkative or “blurting out”
I on the other hand am aware that I’m doing WHEN I’m doing and can control it …sometimes.