compulsive act


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compulsive act

The repetitive, ritualistic performance of an act. This may be done despite the individual's attempts to resist the act.
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It is often a chronic illness characterized by obsessional thoughts and/or compulsive acts (2).
These compulsive acts come about because the person suffers recurrent and persistent thoughts or images which cause them huge distress and anxiety.