Trackpad + Typing Problem

Recently my Macbook has begun acting up a little bit. At random times when I'm dragging the cursor across the screen, it will start highlighting text, clicking buttons, opening things from the dock, etc. Without even clicking the trackpad button, it seems to be activated, and held down. It makes it very difficult to browse the internet, use iTunes, etc., because it will randomly just start clicking and moving songs, opening links, messing up Mail, etc.
Furthermore, there seems to be a somewhat related problem with typing. When this trackpad/clicking problem seems to be occuring, it also becomes very difficult to type. Typing seems to work just fine initially, but then all of a sudden the text I'm typing won't show up on the line. The cursor blinks, and then jumps to a random line of text, highlights a few words, and then pauses. If I continue typing, it either erases the text that was selected, or just keeps typing and adding characters to the middle of a word or sentence I've already typed.
Something definitely seems to be glitching. Occasionally I'm able to 'reset' the problem by moving the cursor to the desktop and firmly clicking on the trackpad 3-5 times. That will stop things from randomly highlighting and usually get the text to work again. It seems to be a problem mostly when I'm using Adium to talk to people, or just after I've typed for a few paragraphs (it's starting to act up right now, actually).
Should I call Apple, or does anyone have any suggestions for fixing the problem with Software, etc.? I don't want it to progress any further, but as a college student, I'm going to be doing a lot of typing and need it fixed.

Have you tried resetting your Power Management Unit?
Turn your Mac off, and remove the battery. Hold the power button down for about five to ten seconds. Pop the battery back in, and restart your computer.
I had this issue, and it went away right after I did this.

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