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Is talking to yourself a sign of madness?

If you're caught talking to yourself it can be embarrassing, but is it something to be worried about?

Asked by: Anonymous

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No. Nearly everyone does it. Young children often talk to themselves or to imaginary companions, and then learn to suppress the actual speech and think silently. Talking to yourself can be beneficial because articulating your thoughts can clarify your ideas and help decision-making.


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