obsessive behavior

ob·ses·sive be·hav·ior

the repetitive stylized behavior seen in obsessive-compulsive neurosis.
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She said she was seeing growing numbers of people with orthorexia - obsessive behavior in pursuit of a healthy diet in which followers do not eat enough.
A black-and-white border collie named Rocket was set to be killed because of his obsessive behavior and high energy.
The researchers said that such repetitive, obsessive behavior is associated with numerous mental health problems.
The famous American singer, Moby (Richard Melville Hall) said 'What fascinates me about addiction and obsessive behavior is that people would choose an altered state of consciousness that is toxic and ostensibly destroys most aspects of your normal life, because for a brief moment you feel okay.
Samms' psychological thriller follows the increasingly obsessive behavior of a woman out of control with the fantasy of a perfect love that she can never have with a perfect stranger.
The cover and title of the book are a little off-putting and make the book seem like another fluffy and cliched young adult book, but there is surprising depth as the novel progresses and Cammie comes to grips with her obsessive behavior and watches her parents drift apart.
But that doesn't explain the sharp rise in addiction in the past decade -- be it alcohol, nicotine, drugs, sleeping pills or obsessive behavior.
There are also mentions of "the soul," but in this dance, the soul gets cornered, triggering wild, obsessive behavior.
Patients suffering from the disorder try to relieve their anxiety with obsessive behavior, such as washing their hands or checking locks repeatedly.
Have the whole family participate in making a list of all the things you can identify that cause stress for your dog not just the one(s) that appear to trigger the obsessive behavior.
As usual, Kim is more interested in how obsessive behavior can destroy the feelings that caused that behavior, rather than the paraphernalia of cosmetic surgery per se.
The reason for this apparently obsessive behavior by a small group of dedicated physicists is that the observation of a non-zero neutron EDM would be evidence of time reversal violation.