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 thoughts can be established by interviewing the patient.




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


May 24, 2018