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obsession

Psychiatry a persistent idea or impulse that continually forces its way into consciousness, often associated with anxiety and mental illness

obsession

[əb′sesh·ən]
(psychology)
Persistence of or anxious preoccupation with an idea or emotion recognized as unreasonable by the individual.
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By ideology I mean the single political lens through which the whole of life is obsessionally viewed, judged, and conceived.
Nelligan was devastated and became depressed at losing the man she loved obsessionally.
Djuna did not feel she could confide to Jay the night Sabina's talk had spiralled obsessionally around the death of her mother.