What Is Perseveration? (And How Does ADHD Relate to it?)

The definition of perseveration is when one continues doing something (such as repeating a word, thought, emotion or action) beyond a desired point. Research now suggests that perseveration affects people with ADHD in addition to those with OCD, autism, schizophrenia and other mental disorders.

What is the difference between the ADHD symptom of hyperfocus and perseveration? Watch the video, then tell Noelle Matteson what you think the meaning of perseveration is in relation to adult ADHD. How you deal with perseveration?

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Oakley, Bec. ''What’s the Deal with Perseveration?' from