obsessive-compulsive behavior

obsessive-compulsive behavior

normal activities or behavior for the species, but repetitive or constant, even to the point of being damaging to the animal. Includes tail chasing, flank licking and licking.
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on APL) A cat's ferocious attacks on a woman are mocked by her husband, who says he'll never part with his beloved pet; newlyweds are divided over a cat's obsessive-compulsive behavior that includes not using its litter box.
The study suggests that the brain circuits that control obsessive-compulsive behavior are intertwined with circuits that control food intake and body weight.
There was a positive correlation between the blood flow in the right basal ganglia and the obsessive-compulsive behavior score among patients in the intrusive fears, excessive hand washing and avoidance group.
The association between depression and obsessive-compulsive behavior was significant, even after controlling for gender, age and anxiety symptoms severity.
Relations between each worker type and other factors associated with workaholism, namely, work-life imbalance, obsessive-compulsive behavior (OCB), work stress, and total weekly work hours, were examined using both the traditional (median-split) methods of Spence and Robbins and a new composites approach (see the Method section).
Then they survey styles of personality, describing in turn those that are prone to eating disorder, obsessive-compulsive behavior, hypochondria and hysteria, phobia, and depression.
Learning disorders such as obsessive-compulsive behavior, Tourette syndrome and bipolar disorder are also targeted.
Obsessive-compulsive behavior seems to be on the rise, or is more recognizable among today's troubled individuals, including teens.
Symptoms such as lust, flaming desire, mind befuddlement, obsessive-compulsive behavior, and mood swings seemed to indicate a disease, and from around the fourth century or so, lovesickness began to be medicalized.
Many of the children in the study had a comorbidity, including ADHD (15%), obsessive-compulsive disorder or obsessive-compulsive behavior (20%), tics (13%), learning disability (4%), or had an early language or motor developmental delay that resolved itself (12%).
Autistic children, says Izzy, "get into these routines of obsessive-compulsive behavior that are really hard to break.
Frost, Marten, Lahart, and Rosenblate (1990) found significant correlations between several scales measuring dimensions of perfectionism and scores on several measures of obsessive-compulsive behavior.

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