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.
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.
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.
Flashbacks and obsessive-compulsive behavior are supposed to give us insights into her traumatized character.
The profiles shed more light on Internet addiction and obsessive-compulsive behavior than they do on eBay's rise to the top.
In another example, a complaint from a store owner of a person rearranging items or display objects may not be a shoplifter, but, instead, an autistic individual engaging in the obsessive-compulsive behavior of "ordering" those items in some sequence that other individuals may not notice.
In form and style, it resembles the classic depiction of obsessive-compulsive behavior of a being threatened by forces it cannot control and can barely comprehend, Franz Kafka's story "The Burrow.

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