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Mental Rituals

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.

Mental Rituals
APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2018). Mental Rituals. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 8, 2020, from