Thank you very much for the ideas about breaking the talking to myself habit. As you say, I don't realize it when I'm doing it. When I become aware of it, I can suppress it for some time, until the next problem pops up in my head.I want to clarify a bit from my past. I had a traumatic event in my past at 15 that I lost time while it was happening. When I was 19, I had seizures that turned out to not be medical. They went away after several years. I just wondered if it could be related to that. Except that I'm not seizing. Maybe it's stress related? There is a lot of pressure in my occupation at work, but I love the work I do. I'm totally at a loss... maybe lack of sleep will cause people to have several minutes go by without being aware?Anyway, I am replying really in a hope to glean from you this: are you saying that this is more likely medical to pursue that route? Or, that I should see a therapist specifically for the missing time portion of my question.. Thanks again and I'll give you a rating.