I am not quite sure what to make of this new behaviour which first surfaced yesterday and has raised its head a couple of times today
There is no stress involved, quite the opposite in fact, because when my husband has been laughing and joking with others he suddenly smacks himself on the face or raps his knuckles hard on his head.
It's not a light slap or knuckle rap either - it's loud and leaves a mark.
He is none the worse for it afterwards, he carries on smiling and laughing - it's just a little alarming to watch and hear.
I suppose I am wondering if anyone else can identify with this? Maybe it is a reaction to some kind of information overload and he doesn't know how to deal with it (he does have trouble getting his words out).