The act of compelling, or the state of being compelled; the act of driving or urging by force or by physical or moral constraint; subjection to force.
Repetitive, ritualistic behaviors that are driven to be repeated even if there is an awareness of their excessive or inappropriate nature.
A persistent, repetitive act that the individual cannot consciously control.
An overwhelming urge to perform an act. Often used to describe ritual or repetitive behaviours.
repetitive behavior with no rational purpose; performed to ameliorate obsessions.
The irresistible impulse to repeat an irrational act over and over again.
The involuntary repetition of a behavior. Compulsion is functionally equivalent to addiction when the repeated behavior is harmful to self or others. Compulsion contrasts with obsession which is an involuntary repetition of a purely mental process such as a thought, daydream, image, or emotion.
An act or acts performed in response to such an impulse.
A forbidden technique of compelling obedience and devotion, using the One Power.
An uncontrollable urge to perform some action. See: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
An uncontrollable impulse to perform an act or ritual repeatedly; may be in response to an obsession (underwilled, persistent thought) as in obsessive-compulsive disorder. The compulsive behavior serves to decrease anxiety. Some examples of rituals are hand washing, cleaning, and checking.
an urge to do or say something that might be better left undone or unsaid
an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions against your will
a behavior repeated in a ritualistic manner often in response to an obsession
a conscious, recurrent pattern of behavior a person feels driven
a conscious, standardized, recurrent thought or behavior such as counting, repeating, checking, or avoiding
a feeling of needing to o actually performing a task over and over
an irrational action that the person knows is senseless but feels driven to repeat again and again---for example, hand-washing perhaps dozens or even scores of times throughout the day
an irrational need to perform some action, often despite negative consequences
an irresistable urge to carry out certain acts or rituals that reduce anxiety
an irresistible impulse to perform an irrational act (such as repeatedly washing the hands)
a repeative unwanted behavior brought on by some obsessive ideation
a repetitive behavior - a ritual - that you feel driven to do, and seemingly cannot stop doing
a repetitive behavior or mental activity that a person feels forced to perform over and over to ease the anxiety caused by an obsession
a repetitive behavior that you feel driven to do in order to relieve that anxiety that builds with obsessive thoughts
a repetitive behavior (thought or action) designed to stop the obsession, reduce anxiety, keep a dreaded event from occurring, or prevent discomfort
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a repetitive (cyclic) action which the person can't control
a repetitive, excessive, meaningless activity or mental exercise that a person performs in an attempt to avoid distress or worry
a repetitive, intentional behavior that is done to relieve the anxiety produced by the obsessive thought
a repetitive performance of the same activity, a stereotyped routine which must be followed, often in response to an obsession, such as handwashing because of an obsessive concern with germs
a repetitive, ritualistic behavior that a person performs without rational motivation
a repetitive, ritualistic behavior that the person feels obliged to perform
a response to an obsession aimed at neutralizing the dread which springs from an obsessive thought and impulse
a rigid behavior that is repeated over and over every day
a ritualistic behavior which is intended to modify or reduce the anxiety through activity or behavior
a ritual, tinged with either an irrational or a magical quality, designed to reduce the anxiety associated with an obsession
a thought or behaviour that a person uses over and over again to prevent or reduce anxiety, discomfort or distress
A repetitive or ritualistic behavior that a person performs to reduce anxiety. Compulsions often develop as a way of controlling or "undoing" obsessive thoughts.
Uncontrollable, repetitive, and unwanted urge to perform an act; serves as a defense against unacceptable ideas and desires, and failure to perform the act leads to overt anxiety. Compulsive Overeating: A tendency toward binging large amounts of food, followed by extreme guilt.
Repetitive behavior or rituals.
is the behavioral component of an obsession. The individual feels compelled to repeat a behavior that has no immediate benefit beyond reducing the anxiety associated with the obsessional idea. For instance, for a person obsessed by the idea that they are dirty, repeated ritual handwashing may serve to reduce anxiety.
repetitive, apparently purposeful behaviour performed in a stereotyped way accompanied by a subjective sense that it must be carried out despite the recognition of its senselessness and often resistance by the patient. Recognised as morbid by the affected individual. Often associated with an obsession.
An insistent, repetitive and unwanted urge to perform an act as a means of relieving anxiety. However ritualistic behavior, such as repeated hand washing, is not related realistically to what the person is trying to avoid.
Repetitive ritualistic behavior such as hand washing or ordering or a mental act such as praying or repeating words silently that aims to prevent or reduce distress or prevent some dreaded event or situation. The person feels driven to perform such actions in response to an obsession or according to rules that must be applied rigidly, even though the behaviors are recognized to be excessive or unreasonable.
is an irresistible impulse to perform a certain action.
A feeling that you absolutely, positively have to do something, such as sneezing, or urinate. The term is also used for the compulsions felt in OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) such as checking or counting.
An irresistible urge to do something against one's better judgment. Compulsive behaviors are often repetitive in nature, and the person recognizes that the compulsion is irrational. Whether or not problem gambling is considered a compulsion is a topic of debate within the mental health profession; the prevailing opinion is that it is not.
1. A pathological need to act on an impulse that, if resisted, causes anxiety. 2. Repetitive behaviour in response to an obsession or performed according to certain rules, with no true end in itself other than to prevent something from occurring in the future. See also obsession.
An uncontrollable, repetitive and compelling urge to perform certain acts, such as hand washing, which has no immediate benefit beyond relief of anxiety. It's the behavioral manifestation of an obsession. See also obsessive-compulsive disorder.
The feeling of being compelled or forced to do a behavior, even though the person experiencing the compulsion does not want to do it. For example, evening things up, washing hands, cleaning
A repetitive action that a person feels driven to make and is unable to resist; ritualistic behavior. See also obsession, obsessive-compulsive disorder.