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obsessive

(əb-sĕs′ĭv, ŏb-)
adj.
Of, relating to, characteristic of, or causing an obsession: obsessive gambling.

ob·ses′sive n.
ob·ses′sive·ly adv.
ob·ses′sive·ness n.

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Q. Relation between bipolar & obsessive compulsive disorder. Is there any relation between bipolar and obsessive compulsive disorder? I ask you this because I have many answers so I have to choose one. Sorry I can’t post all which I know. Excuse me!

A. i know there is a condition called Bipolar OCD... so i don't understand the question if there's any connection... and as F3_4u mentioned - it is a common believe that OCD is a problem in serotonin secretion, the neurotransmitter that activate the "reward" feeling and stops the "seeking" system in our brain. and one of the genes that is connected to Bipolar disorder is also the serotonin gene. so there is a connection.

Q. What Is OCD? I have heard the term OCD on T.V and wanted to find out- what exactly is this syndrome?

A. OCD is a psychiatric disorder in which a person experiences obesessive thoughts and compulsions to do a ritual in order to "calm" these thoughts down. Obsessions can be recurrent and persistent thoughts, impulses, or images that are experienced at some time during the disturbance. They are inappropriate and cause marked anxiety. Compulsions are defined by repetitive behaviors or mental acts that the person feels driven to perform in response to an obsession, or according to rules that must be applied rigidly. This disorder should be diagnosed only by a doctor.

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It wasn't until those guys burned out that Graysmith put aside his drawing pen and obsessively (that word again) set about gathering all the data together and hunting the killer on his own.
Curt concludes he must descend to the underbelly of society to confront the killers on their terms, which he obsessively is determined to do.
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Franz dipped all the glasses in hot water, obsessively cleaning each one.
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This perennial concern with the dangers of imaginative fiction obsessively thematized in the Old World became increasingly worrisome in the New with regard to authenticity and authority.
In fact, Bell conspicuously bypasses the widely read and obsessively discussed Montesquieu and selects as his mid-century textual turning point a forgettable book on the character of nations written in 1743 by Espiard de la Borde, a second-rate writer who, ironically enough, would later go on to imitate Montesquieu (p.
And just like those gray hairs that my dad obsessively plucks away from the top of his head--the more we try to get rid of it the worse it seems to come back.

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