compulsive reaction

compulsive reaction

[kəm′pəl·siv rē′ak·shən]
(psychology)
Behavior disorder in which a person is uncomfortable with conditions of ambiguity and uncertainty.
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The then Obsessive Compulsive Reaction was considered a Psychoneurotic Disorder, and was one of seven reactions under the psychoneurotic designation.
JANET Addis developed a compulsive reaction to stress that lasted for decades - but she's battled back to regain control of her life.
Special stress may bring about acute symptomatic expression of such disorders." The Manual went on, then, to list a host of specific disease categories: Anxiety reaction, Dissociative reaction; Conversion reaction; Phobic reaction; Obsessive compulsive reaction; Depressive reaction, and so on.