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Musical Flairs

There are a number of case studies in the psychological literature on compulsive singing and other music related compulsions such as compulsive humming and whistling (although these all appear to be consequences of other underlying conditions). But what exactly have these case studies found relating to compulsive musical behavior? Read More

Singing OCD behavior

Ive been a long term substance abuser. And one of the things I did especially when anxiety was rising was sing. But now I have a very different issue I hear music as if was playing on a stereo. I hear mostly at night while lying in bed. And I am wondering if post traumatic stress somewhere within past I broke and did not know it!!! As now I am fighting for my self sustainability. I am always not there in mind anymore and I am sober 4 years 6 months? So I can pop out any song you may ask me I most likely will know few verses at least from oldy oldie3s to present. Is this strange?

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Dr. Mark Griffiths is a Chartered Psychologist and Director of the International Gaming Research Unit in the Psychology Division at Nottingham Trent University (UK).


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