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    I have pretty much done this all my life im 17 and still do it. I don't realise I'm doing it sometimes and get enjoyment out of rubbing my hands together fast, clapping really loudly or shaking my hands really fast. I don't know what it is but I got bullied a lot when I was younger and wasn't very confident. I don't know if that has anything to do with it. When I was a kid people didn't seem that bothered about it because it was just looked upon as a silly thing that kinds do but now I'm 17 and do this everyday without fail my friends sometimes notice. My grandad notices most of all because I live with him atm, he finds it annoying and swats me with a fly swat to try and get me to stop but I don't sit and think I'm gonna clap my hands, I just do it without realising and I don't know why.

    Basically someone I know noticed me doing it and said that her autistic sister does this. I think I have an aspect of OCD as if doors are open I can't relax till they're closed, I constantly have things with me that are important to me and if I lose anything I will get myself so worked up and upset till I find it. I've never really noticed these things until now and not sure if it's just a normal thing for me to do or if it could be linked to something I've never been diagnosed with. Does this sound like normal behaviour? I'm not a troll, I'm deadly serious. I'll be at uni in 2 years and don't want to be like this at uni etc


    It sounds like this could be a tic OP, have you considered speaking to your GP? They may be able to refer you onto a specialist team who will be able to advise properly and give you some strategies to help.

    I can understand why this is a worry for you but stress can make tics worse, are you particularly stressed at the moment?

    Sorry I can't offer any more advice, I hope you go and seek some advice from your GP

    Your problem sounds more neuronal than mental. I'm sure if you go to your GP they could give you an explanation to it.
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