anankastic

anancastic

adjective An older term referring to obsessive-compulsive thoughts and behaviours; it is not used in the working medical parlance, replaced by obsessive-compulsive.

anankastic

, anancastic (an″ăn-kas′tik) [Gr. anankastikos, compulsory]
Pert. to compulsion, esp. to obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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