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obsessive-compulsive disorder

[əb¦ses·iv kəm′pəl·siv dis‚ȯrd·ər]
(psychology)
A type of anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent, persistent, unwanted, and unpleasant thoughts (obsessions) or repetitive, purposeful, ritualistic behaviors that the person feels driven to perform (compulsions). Abbreviated OCD.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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At home, however, he is obssessed with his belief that Vatican II is "the greatest crime in history apart from the Crucifixion." Disgust with the American Catholic Church and a friendship with Harry Doten, a wealthy (and eventually untrustworthy) traditionalist, leads him to quit his job and move the family to Portugal, where he expects to find dogmatic fidelity.
Carolyn was exposed an obssessed cocaine addict who was having asecret affair behind John's back with a former boyfriend who starred in Baywatch.
WARWICKSHIRE have been warned not to get too obssessed with Shane Warne as they prepare for tomorrow's opening match in the Totesport National League against Hampshire at Edgbaston.
"Most of my boyfriends were obssessed with work or money or boring in bed and I found them far too serious and uptight.
TENNIS Monica Seles was stabbed by Gunter Parche, a fan obssessed with her rival Steffi Graf, in April 1993.
IS the English media rapidly becoming obssessed by Jose Mourinho?
The 49-year-old actor is so obssessed with flying he's incorporated a runway, arrivals hall and departures lounge in his home which is designed to look like an old-fashioned airport.
"Rangers only won the league because Celtic were obssessed with the UEFA Cup.
Linda Fiorentino and Helen Baxendale do their best with the woefully underexplored roles as the sisters between whom Lynch shares his domestic life, and Peter Mullan and Stephen Dillane make what they can as respectively Lynch's right hand man and the copper obssessed with putting him away.
But Polly said: "He came in of his own free will and became obssessed with me.
The last couple of years we've been obssessed with studying the league table but this year I honestly couldn't tell you how things stand.