obsessive behavior

ob·ses·sive be·hav·ior

the repetitive stylized behavior seen in obsessive-compulsive neurosis.
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But she allegedly grew afraid of his obsessive behavior, changed the locks to her apartment, and asked her neighbors to keep the entrance to the building locked and not to let Tesfatsion in.
The Joslin scientists found that mice on a high-fat diet showed significantly more signs of anxiety, depression and obsessive behavior than animals on standard diets.
The man reportedly told police that he and Ades went on a date over a year ago and that she began to display obsessive behavior toward him.
Young women are growing up idolising these figures and it can be catastrophic." 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 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.
Previously we would attribute such problems to an addictive personality and call it a genetic problem." But that doesn't explain the sharp rise in addiction in the past decade -- be it alcohol, nicotine, drugs, sleeping pills or obsessive behavior. Dr Shetty attributes the reason to the increasingly global world where traditional boundaries have diminished, and the family has taken a backseat.
Some lines sound like everyday caustic conversation: "It's hard to tell when you're joking, or when you're just being obnoxious." The sardonic can be funny: "I love your drama" and "It's getting operatic." Other lines cross over into sadism: "This is the deal: You give me everything and I give you nothing." 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.