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Perseveration is a thought disorder
There are a number of relevent meanings related to the tendency for thoughts, feelings or behavior to persist in a way which is unhelpful:
- The tendency to continue to a particular behaviour beyond the point where it is useful. See Punding,Stimming, Stereotypy
- Uncontrollable repetition of a particular response, such as a word, phrase, or gesture, despite the absence or cessation of a stimulus, usually caused by brain injury or other neurological disorder.
- The tendency for a memory or idea to be maintained without any obvious stimulus for it. This implies internal mechanisms for the persistence of the phenomena (eg defence mechanism) and usually carries a negative connotation.
- ↑ Zelazo PD, Müller U, Frye D, et al (2003). The development of executive function in early childhood. Monogr Soc Res Child Dev 68 (3): vii–137.
- ↑ Sharon T, DeLoache JS (May 2003). The role of perseveration in children's symbolic understanding and skill. Developmental Sci 6 (3): 289–96.
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