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Unread 03-16-2004, 06:27 AM   #230
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The term you're looking for is "perseveration". It is a problem that can occur in the executive system of the brain (frontal lobes). It can show as repetetive action, or difficulty in moving on to another action (even though the person is quite aware of this). Perseveration can also show in thinking (difficulty in disengaging from an idea or train of thought) or choice of words.

This early on, I'd expect this to improve with time. Meanwhile, if Heather notices herself getting stuck, it is best to say "stop" to herself, pause for a few seconds to clear her head, and start again. Also she needs to take things at a slower pace than she is accustomed to, as she probably still be a bit slowed (people tend to act at their habitual speed, even when their brain takes longer to catch up).
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