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Compulsive behavior

Introduction: Compulsive behavior

Description of Compulsive behavior

Compulsive behavior: performing an act persistently and repetitively without leading to reward or pleasure; usually a small, circumscribed behavior, almost ritualistic, yet not pathologically disturbing; examples of compulsive behavior include twirling of hair, checking something constantly, not wanting pennies in change, straightening tilted pictures, etc.
Source: CRISP

Compulsive behavior: The behavior of performing an act persistently and repetitively without it leading to reward or pleasure. The act is usually a small, circumscribed behavior, almost ritualistic, yet not pathologically disturbing. Examples of compulsive behavior include twirling of hair, checking something constantly, not wanting pennies in change, straightening tilted pictures, etc.
Source: MeSH 2007

Compulsive behavior: Related Topics

These medical condition or symptom topics may be relevant to medical information for Compulsive behavior:

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Terms Similar to Compulsive behavior:

  • Behavior, Compulsive

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More specific terms for Compulsive behavior:

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Source - CRISP

Broader terms for Compulsive behavior

Source - MeSH 2007

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The term Compulsive behavior can be used for:

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Compulsive behavior

The following list attempts to classify Compulsive behavior into categories where each line is subset of the next.

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