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Perseveration of thoughts

Carlos Morra and Ernst Franzek: Psychopathological Symptoms

Definition:Persistence of thoughts beyond the point they are relevant and thus prevent progress of thinking (Hamilton 1985).

 

Exploration:The presence of perseveration of thoughtscan be established by interviewing the patient.

 

Reference:

 

Hamilton M,editor. Fish’s Clinical Psychopathology. 2nd edition.  Bristol: Wright; 1985. p. 41.

 

May 24, 2018