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perseverate

(pər-sĕv′ə-rāt′)
intr.v. persever·ated, persever·ating, persever·ates Psychology
To manifest or experience perseveration.

per·sev′er·a′tive adj.
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And down-shifted people can do some things well, like memorizing, because the brain perseverates under threat and likes to do things over and over again - repetition provides a sense of safety when you feel helpless.
For a client who perseverates on a topic that is not relevant to the therapy (cars, music, sports), it is important to let him discuss his interest area each week.
For the shadow of what is ignored -- the scream and its absence -- is cast upon everything the child perseverates upon with, paradoxically, an averted gaze.