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Repetition Assessment Questionnaire

Questions Your Doctor May Ask - and Why!

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Repetition. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist by answering questions that your doctor may ask below:

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  1. When did the repetitive behavior begin?

    Why: to determine the time frame of the symptoms.

  2. What sort of repetitive behavior is involved?

    Why: e.g. repeating routines, rituals, movements or actions.

  3. What was the age of the person when the repetitive behavior began?

    Why: If repetitive behavior in a child, should consider autism, Asperger's syndrome and Rett syndrome. If repetitive behavior in an adult should consider catatonia.

  4. Past psychiatric history?

    Why: e.g. certain psychiatric conditions may be associated with catatonia such as catatonic schizophrenia, severe depression and hysteria. Obsessive compulsive disorder may be associated with depression and anxiety.

  5. Past medical history?

    Why: e.g. catatonia may be associated with carbon monoxide poisoning, encephalitis or brain tumors.

  6. Poor social interaction and language delay in the child?

    Why: e.g. poor eye contact, aloneness, difficulties relating to peers - may suggest autism as cause of repetitive behavior.

  7. Symptoms of Asperger's syndrome?

    Why: e.g. poor eye contact, poor peer relationships and social interaction, repetitive patterns of behavior, inflexible adherence to specific routines or rituals, stereotyped and repetitive motor mannerisms, persistent preoccupation with parts of objects, concrete and literal thinking, excellent memory, nil significant delay in language.

  8. Symptoms of Rett syndrome?

    Why: e.g. affects mostly females and usually develops between 6 months to 1 years of age. Characteristic behavior include loss of speech, repetitive hand wringing, body rocking and social withdrawal. Those individuals suffering from Rett syndrome may be severely mentally retarded.

  9. Symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder?

    Why: e.g. subjective compulsions to carry out some action, dwell on an idea, recall an experience or dwell on an abstract topic. Compulsions may include repetitive rituals like hand washing, counting and elaborate ways of dressing. Attempts at resisting compulsions usually lead to anxiety.

  10. Symptoms of catatonia?

    Why: e.g. person appears awake with eyes open but may make nil voluntary or responsive movements though they may blink spontaneously. Features may also include social withdrawal, lack of communication, unresponsiveness, repetitive behaviors and peculiar repetitive movements.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Repetition:

The following list of conditions have 'Repetition' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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