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Monday, June 16, 2008 anderson3128, Community Member, asks

Q: Who is a person persistently repeats words or phrases is called?

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Christina Bruni, Health Guide
6/22/08 7:54pm

HI anderson3128,


Will research this and get back to you.  I was at the NAMI convention for a week so didn't get a chance to respond sooner.




Jerry Kennard, Health Guide
6/23/08 9:00am



You might be thinking about the term 'perseveration', which is the term used for repeating things over and over. Perseveration is one of a few examples of disorganized speech that sometimes accompanies schizophrenia. A different example is 'echolalia' in which the person repeats (echoes) the utterances someone else is making.


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JO, Community Member
7/19/10 9:01pm

is it an anaphora  the repetition of the same words or group of words at the beginning of seccessive clauses....

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By anderson3128, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/13/12, First Published: 06/16/08