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compulsion

Psychiatry an inner drive that causes a person to perform actions, often of a trivial and repetitive nature, against his or her will

compulsion

[kəm′pəl·shən]
(psychology)
An irresistible, impulsive act performed by an individual against his conscious will and usually arising from an obsession.
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That's where the compulsive behavior starts," Purdue University veterinarian and animal behaviorist Andrew Luescher (http://abcnews.
In extreme cases compulsive shoppers even experience "emotional black outs" where they fail to remember what they bought, according to Ruth Engs, Professor of Applied Health Science at Indiana University.
Trichotillomania is the compulsive removal of individual head hairs, often resulting in exaggerated hair loss.
Winning gamblers are compulsive gamblers who fight through it and win.
Compulsive buying disorder is best classified as a malfunctioning of impulse control.
Sean Wensley, senior vet at PDSA, said stressed dogs showed signs of compulsive disorder by chasing their tail or excessive limb licking.
In fact, you might say I am a recovering compulsive people-pleaser.
According to the authors, approximately one percent of the population suffers from a condition known as compulsive hoarding.
Valerie Voon, a psychiatrist who conducted research at the Toronto Western Hospital Movement Disorders Centre, investigated pathological gambling, hypersexuality, and compulsive shopping in 297 patients with PD.
The second series is still enjoyable but it's completely unbelievable stuff - and normal, rational people's reactions to Jill were what made the first series so compulsive.
She said her original intent with the one-woman show was to make it about a variety of eating disorders, including bulimia, anorexia and compulsive overeating.
but I am a compulsive information gatherer and I love to learn, so every customer that comes in here and they have a particular hobby, I get to pick their brains," says Karen Lacasse, coowner of Lacasse Fine Wood Products Inc.