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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. (2016). Mental Rituals. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 13, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/mental-rituals/