Perseveration

In psychology and psychiatry, perseveration is the 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 organic disorder. Symptoms include `lacking ability to transition or switch ideas appropriately with the social context, as evidenced by....
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Perseveration

[See firstly frontal lobe syndrome and dysexecutive syndrome.] A motor system problem in which the accurate production of a complex behaviour is corrupted by residual elements from an earlier behaviour. Perseveration is a common sign of dysexecutive syndrome, and may manifest itself as repetitive copying of letters or shapes in a pen-and-paper cop...
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perseveration

(pәr-sev″әr-a´shәn) the inappropriate persistence or repetition of a thought or action after the causative stimulus has ceased or in response to different stimuli; for example, a patient answers a question correctly but incorrectly gives the same answer to succeeding questions. Perseveratio...
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perseveration

1. The constant repetition of a meaningless word or phrase. ... 2. The duration of a mental impression, measured by the rapidity with which one impression follows another as determined by the revolving of a two-coloured disk. ... 3. In clinical psychology, the uncontrollable repetition of a previously appropriate or correct response, even though th...
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perseveration

noun the tendency for a memory or idea to persist or recur without any apparent stimulus for it
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Perseveration

Describes an inappropriate repetition of some behaviour or thought or speech. Echolalia is an example of perseverative speech. Talking exclusively on one subject might be described as perseveration on a theme. Perseveration of thought indicates an inability to switch ideas, so that in an interview a patient may continue to give the same responses t...
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Perseveration

mental operations carry on past the point that they serve a function e.g. what day is it? Monday, wh
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perseveration

The compulsive repetition of a simple one or two-step action or phrase over and over again. Once the person has grasped the ability to perform a simple action, it is often done repeatedly and is difficult to stop. Longstanding preservations are very difficult to eradicate.
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Perseveration

The persistent repetition of an activity, word, phrase or movement, such as tapping, wiping and picking.
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perseveration

Type: Term Pronunciation: per-sev′ĕr-ā′shŭn Definitions: 1. The constant repetition of a meaningless word or phrase. 2. The duration of a mental impression, measured by the rapidity with which one impression follows another as determined by the revolving of a two-colored disc. 3. In clinical psychology, the uncontrollable...
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perseveration

[n] - the tendency for a memory or idea to persist or recur without any apparent stimulus for it
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Perseveration

[See firstly frontal battery.] An inability to discontinue (i.e. cancel) an ongoing planned behaviour, despite instructions to do so, and a common feature of dysexecutive syndrome. Perhaps a failure of the mind's contention scheduling mechanism.
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