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Are You Normal or Nuts?

From the Show: Staying Well
Summary: Do you ever feel paranoid, neurotic and even phobic about certain thoughts that you have? Is that normal? Or nutty?
Air Date: 1/27/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Courtenay Smith, Executive Director for Readers Digest
Courtenay Smith headshotCourtenay Smith is executive editor of Reader's Digest, the fifth largest magazine in America, with more than 25 million readers.

She oversees the creation of all service content under topics such as health, food, home, money and humor across the magazine, readersdigest.com, digital editions and the trade books pipeline.
Are You Normal or Nuts?
Sometimes you may feel paranoid, neurotic and even phobic about certain thoughts that you have.

You don't dare share them in fear of being accused of being "nuts."

Certain thought processes or even certain actions that you have done might make you wonder if you are a real-life version of the Looney Tunes crew.

How normal is it to think certain absurd thoughts? Are you the only one?

For instance, is it normal to think about your own (or a loved one's) funeral? Recent findings show not at all.

Readers Digest recently spoke to a panel of experts to get all the right answers to your normal or nutty thoughts.

Executive Director for Readers Digest, Courtenay Smith, discusses the development of this story and why you may often wonder if you're normal or nuts.