Too often, acts of obsessive cultural imitation have been explained sociologically and psychologically by pointing toward deprivation (lack), loss, fear, and emptiness, or socio-historically by the "understandable" desire to become modern and up-to-date.
But Muller struggles to show us how their obsessive musical and stylistic imitation or the concomitant habits of mind--accuracy, patience, close listening--worked somehow to undermine Apartheid.
As the regime became not only obsessive but compulsive, insistent on obedience to a set of illogical, incommensurate, and administratively impossible categories of race and parentage, Cape musicians, singers, and jazz lovers were exploring the limits and consequences of obsessiveness.
The Obsessive Personality: Origins, Dynamics, and Therapy.
I often write political letters to the Evening Gazette - if I am to be branded as a political obsessive
I am in good company and proud of it, there are thousands like me.
Keywords: Obsession, Compulsion, Depression, Obsessive compulsive symptoms.
Obsessions along with compulsions are central symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
There are other psychiatric disorders in which obsessive and compulsive symptoms are present and need further exploration and explanation.
10 The research on the subject of depression with obsessive and compulsive symptoms is scarce in Pakistan and no such study has been done in our institution to date.
A clinical psychologist, with masters or equivalent degree in psychology and one-year training in psychiatry, administered Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II)12 and Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS)13 to each patient.
Table-2: Frequency of obsessive compulsive symptoms in depression.