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Allison Russo
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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
http://www.healthboards.com/boards/aspergers-syndrome/859564-aspergers-talking-yourself.html

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”
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/tourette/detail_tourette.htm

Involuntary vocalizations
I on the other hand am aware that I’m doing WHEN I’m doing and can control it …sometimes.