Obsessive repetition of thoughts, phrases, or conversations; can be a symptom of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Example: Whenever the patient becomes agitated, she calms herself by repeating a specific phrase in her head. She also has a habit of mentally reviewing past conversations, worrying about whether she said anything inappropriate.
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