Google it, you'll get more than you want. Here is a link to one short response. The 'trick' is that the responder (you and I) get caught up in looking for the logic, or trying defeat it, or worry that it is a cry for help -- and sometimes it is so be cautious, but often it is just a readjustment in the brain pattern that needs sorting out and for us to try to deal with it logically does not work for either party.by Sinned » Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:11 am
Faldaguy, I'd never heard of perseveration before. Interesting.
In my experience, after a polite acknowledgement and soothing line, moving to another topic or activity is best, as it helps shift the patient from the anxiety being expressed to something more positive. But, It is not easy to suspend logic or polite habits. In my mother's case, there are still times seven years later where it arises -- almost predictably around certain events, so it can be a long haul.
https://synapse.org.au/fact-sheet/perse ... epetition/