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I repeat words in my head all the time. Is that bad?

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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry

In brief: Not Necessarily

It is pretty common to repeat words, phrases, or songs.
It becomes a problem if it is so distracting that it keeps us from taking care of daily responsibilites or becomes so frustrating that we become angry or depressed over the practice. If you are repeating things to yourself for hours on end, or not able to carry out daily activities, then it is a problem.

In brief: Not Necessarily

It is pretty common to repeat words, phrases, or songs.
It becomes a problem if it is so distracting that it keeps us from taking care of daily responsibilites or becomes so frustrating that we become angry or depressed over the practice. If you are repeating things to yourself for hours on end, or not able to carry out daily activities, then it is a problem.
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