Today I Learned: Not Everyone Has An Internal Monologue

Inner monologue today main 200207 4d46901579dc7c852595dba24e9868e7 fit 760w‘I would tell them that I could look at myself in the mirror and have a full blown telepathic conversation with myself without opening my mouth and they responded as if I had schizophrenia. One person even mentioned that when they do voice overs in movies of people’s thoughts, they “wished that it was real.”…’

Via Inside My Mind

As a psychiatrist this fascinated me. Interestingly yesterday I saw a patient who presented having just gotten into some trouble for talking to himself. He said that the antipsychotic medication he was happy to take because it was otherwise helpful to him has prevented him from having an inner dialogue, so he had begun to need to speak his thoughts aloud to ponder things. I had never heard of such a medication effect and puzzled over what to make of it. Then today I read this!

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