compulsive behaviour

compulsive behaviour

Behaviour resulting from an abnormal and uncontrollable need to perform a particular action. If the impulse is resisted, there is intense anxiety. The action is often repetitive and ritualized. A manifestation of an obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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The finding indicated that previous night's bedtime significantly predicted the participants' perceived ability to control their obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviour on the subsequent day.
If he is doing this frequently, compulsive behaviour would be a possibility.
HABITS are hard to break because they have a lasting impact on brain circuits that govern compulsive behaviour, scientists have learned.
ERP involves the person with OCD to face his fears and stop the compulsive behaviour.
Depending on the obsession, the person may show compulsive behaviour.
Hypnotherapy could be a route to a healthier life as it has been known to help banish compulsive behaviour such as smoking, overeating or drinking HYPNOSIS creates a state of deep relaxation and can help to concentrate your mind on a specific thought, memory, feeling or sensation while blocking out distractions.
This documentary questions whether it's an elaborate trick or some sort of obsessive compulsive behaviour, or perhaps the result of physical differences in the brain.
She said her husband was seeing a cognitive behavioural therapist about obsessive compulsive behaviour.
He has got into compulsive behaviour because he has done it five times.
Issues such as self-harming, homosexuality and obsessive, compulsive behaviour are dealt with sympathetically.
The company said that it believes that it also is the first to link PDE7 to any addiction or compulsive behaviour, and is now advancing PDE7 inhibitors for the treatment of these as well as movement disorders.
Try talking to him about it, but I wonder if there is much that can be achieved as it really does sound like compulsive behaviour.