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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If he is doing this frequently, compulsive behaviour could be a possibility.
Two leading psychiatrists agreed the defendant's obsessive compulsive behaviour led to him losing control.
Maidstone crown court's Judge Adele Williams told Reed, of Chatham, Kent, she had a duty "to protect the public" from his "entrenched" and compulsive behaviour.
30 sufferers who stopped taking the drug reported that they no longer had issues with compulsive behaviour, indicating that the disorders could be reversed after a short period of time.
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.
HABITS are hard to break because they have a lasting impact on brain circuits that govern compulsive behaviour, scientists have learned.
For example, up to 40 percent of people with obsessive compulsive disorders are hoarders, and hoarding is often considered part of the spectrum of obsessive compulsive behaviour. In fact, at some point in the future, I believe hoarding will most likely have a category of its own.
ERP involves the person with OCD to face his fears and stop the compulsive behaviour. It is anxiety producing at first, but the anxiety starts to wane and then disappear.
This in turn, gives rise to compulsive behaviour. There are those who are patients of chronic ODDs ( since childhood) and then people with acute ODDs( those who suffer from it for a few months).
Spinning is a form of compulsive behaviour that a dog exhibits when it is highly stressed.
Turning on the cells increased activity in the region and wiped out the compulsive behaviour; turning them off resulted in non-addicted rats seeking out cocaine.
He added that his client had Parkinson's Disease, and his medication could have "side-effects of impulsive and compulsive behaviour".