I am not currently working in the medical field, though I have and am an avid reader. Psychology and neurosciences offer interest theories. That seems to be the way it works-- theories. Many conflicting... From my understanding, as a non-doctor, non-certified person, OCD would be in degrees and depending on how extreme it could be, might range from 'normal' where it wouldn't affect daily life to abnormal-- where when it does it falls on the Axis II- which would be classified as a PERSONALITY DISORDER by the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistic Manual) the guidelines used to categorize by professionals, I think they are on update #4. With that being said, there are a variety of personality disorders. They are the most common disorders that occur in the general populous, have a high misdiagnosis rate according to many studies, respond well to cognitive behavioral therapy and DBT but symptomology often needs to be treated individually as there isn't medication for specific disorders that fall within the boundaries of each classifications. For example, there is no medication made specifically for OCD but there are medications that can be helpful to treat certain typically occurring behaviors within that disorder should the clinician feel it would be beneficial to the person. It seems that personality disorders are detectable by MRI, that they occurring within the amygdala-- our emotional regulation center. This tiny, connection center is responsible for how we process emotion, pleasure, fear and imminent danger. It would stand to reason that high stress might be seen by a person as both, thus amplifying production of chemicals within the brain (or limbic system which would include the hormones the body produces in response to the brain's cues. Though much of these established theories have endless information and seem to evolve daily, little has been mentioned about humming. LOL It would seem that it may likely be an unlikely symptom within something that has a broad range that doesn't occur, isn't well defined, and is misdiagnosed. Oh... and then there would be that certain aspects of personality disorders are stigmatized according to this research, which considering the source, (YALE UNIVERSITY), I find disheartening and believable by default. Information specific: http://youtu.be/_t_NqEP80GE There are many sites that are helpful to learn from YouTube from Yale as well as other established universities because it provides answers I had been searching for. With that information, I have an understanding than I did not before. Doctor Marsha Linehan and her theories and concepts might be of some interest and have been found to be effective on BPD, OCD, and many other comorbid extensions such as addition, eating disorders, phobias-- not limited to the Axis II area-- and/or easily intergraded into cognitive therapy in personal or group dynamic.View Thread
Not that I know your roommate, but maybe-- for some of us-- it takes longer we are doing things and-- because it seems so easy, maybe when she does think about it, she can stop it. It would be when she does it without that conscious thought and the shame/embarrassment she feels that causes her reaction..? If you have pointed this out to her, surely you aren't the only person she has resided with that has and probably not the only one who has ever noticed... Perhaps your methods of addressing her humming were 'nice' but those before you were not, that doesn't excuse her overreaction or sensitivity to the subject but it may explain it. Could it be as a friend if you were to approach her differently-- say-- so she might have an understanding you understand where she not be aware and may have had her feelings hurt but that wasn't your intentions, that your intentions were that you wanted her to be aware and for your own peace. That there could easily be some resolution if you worked together...?View Thread
I have to laugh because I'm in that same boat with you!! I am well on the way of driving my husband batty-- and myself two steps after!
I have tried music. Sometimes a win but often I find distracts me and I find I humm over it
And --silence- Like others who responded, it seems dependant on the amount of stress in which I find myself under as the threshold of quiet I am capable without humming kicking in as a soothing/sound barrier
For me, distraction IS the commonality...
I'd say its almost autopilot with a hidden purpose. I am a little OCD, a nail biter (I know-I know), and have a healthy dose of type A personality in me though with age, I've mellowed.
I do take Synthyriod, but not any of the other medications anyone listed. I'm in pretty good healthy, mid40's...View Thread