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Old 01-06-2018, 07:24 PM   #1
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I'm a 24 year old male with OCD, Lately I have been obsessed and worried that I am developing some sort of speech aphasia. I noticed one day a few weeks ago that I sometimes say the wrong word when speaking, for example I'd say dinner instead of lunch or this year instead of next year. Since I realized that I was doing this I happened to google this phenomenon which led me to a page about aphasia. Now I seem to be saying words wrong at a greater frequency and I'm worried that I have some sort of neurological problem. Do you think the fact that I am obsessing about making mistakes when speaking is actually causing me to make more mistakes?

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Hello lepopo: I see this is your first post here on PC. So... welcome to PsychCentral! I hope you find the time you spend here to be of benefit.

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I'm a 24 year old male with OCD, Lately I have been obsessed and worried that I am developing some sort of speech aphasia. I noticed one day a few weeks ago that I sometimes say the wrong word when speaking, for example I'd say dinner instead of lunch or this year instead of next year. Since I realized that I was doing this I happened to google this phenomenon which led me to a page about aphasia. Now I seem to be saying words wrong at a greater frequency and I'm worried that I have some sort of neurological problem. Do you think the fact that I am obsessing about making mistakes when speaking is actually causing me to make more mistakes?

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I do think that you're obsessing about this is causing you to make mistakes. It's making you more nervous and seems to be "throwing you off of your game". You should practice working through this and retraining your brain muscles to act differently when speaking.
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Hi Lepopo, welcome to PsychCentral from a newbie too, I hope that you'll enjoy being here!

IMO you're dealing with a mild expressive dysphasia, nothing obsessive compulsive. You should try to find a speech theraphist ASHA ProFind - Communication help near you[Speech-Language%20Pathologist]
I hope it helps, wish you all the best
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Better consult a therapist.
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