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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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Common compulsions include excessive cleaning, checking, repeatedly touching, counting, arranging and ordering, hoarding, ritualistic behaviours that lessen the chances of provoking an obsession (for example, putting all sharp objects out of sight).
interpretation of Obsession for men Dark Obsession is powerfully masculine and intensely sexy.
The 51-year-old actor, who became a father for the first time last September when actress Tinglan Hong gave birth to his daughter Jessica, is "embarrassed" by his new obsession with cars and thinks it stems from questioning his life as he gets older.
Common compulsions include excessive washing and cleaning, checking, repeatedly touching, counting, arranging and ordering, hoarding, ritualistic behaviours that lessen the chances of provoking an obsession (e.
His obsession with ancient Israel is symbolized by a physical replica of the Wailing Wall on his church's site and the obliteration of the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque from panoramic views of the Old City of Jerusalem, a site holy to a billion Muslims.
And don't try to get people to understand your obsession, and then you won't have to listen to them talk endlessly about Justin Bieber or vampires or The Hunger Games.
This makes it difficult to overcome their obsessions.
After Sir Alex Ferguson highlighted Chelsea's obsession with the Champions League, Nemanja Vidic knows anything will do for Manchester City.
But for the Catalans, champions in 1992, 2006 and last year, a triumph next month at the Santiago Bernabeu, home of Barca's fiercest adversaries, has more to do with obsession than a dream, according to the former Chelsea coach.
JOSE MOURINHO claims Barcelona have an unhealthy obsession over winning the Champions League at the home of bitter rivals Real Madrid.
The brutal attacks in Mumbai were yet another instance of innocent individualsmurdered at the hands of radical Islamic terrorists," stated Raphael Shore, producerof Obsession.
International contributors from academia, publishing, and the arts industries provide essays in two broad topics of encounters and obsessions, and the world and the archive; particular studies include the researcher as collector of failed goods, archival obsessions and obsessive archives, research as obsession with the scent of history, and new words on cold cases.