The involuntary repetition of a behavior. Compulsion is functionally equivalent to addiction when the repeated behavior is harmful to self or others. Compulsion contrasts with obsession which is an involuntary repetition of a purely mental process such as a thought, daydream, image, or emotion.
An uncontrollable impulse to perform an act or ritual repeatedly; may be in response to an obsession (underwilled, persistent thought) as in obsessive-compulsive disorder. The compulsive behavior serves to decrease anxiety. Some examples of rituals are hand washing, cleaning, and checking.
Uncontrollable, repetitive, and unwanted urge to perform an act; serves as a defense against unacceptable ideas and desires, and failure to perform the act leads to overt anxiety. Compulsive Overeating: A tendency toward binging large amounts of food, followed by extreme guilt.
is the behavioral component of an obsession. The individual feels compelled to repeat a behavior that has no immediate benefit beyond reducing the anxiety associated with the obsessional idea. For instance, for a person obsessed by the idea that they are dirty, repeated ritual handwashing may serve to reduce anxiety.
repetitive, apparently purposeful behaviour performed in a stereotyped way accompanied by a subjective sense that it must be carried out despite the recognition of its senselessness and often resistance by the patient. Recognised as morbid by the affected individual. Often associated with an obsession.
An insistent, repetitive and unwanted urge to perform an act as a means of relieving anxiety. However ritualistic behavior, such as repeated hand washing, is not related realistically to what the person is trying to avoid.
Repetitive ritualistic behavior such as hand washing or ordering or a mental act such as praying or repeating words silently that aims to prevent or reduce distress or prevent some dreaded event or situation. The person feels driven to perform such actions in response to an obsession or according to rules that must be applied rigidly, even though the behaviors are recognized to be excessive or unreasonable.
A feeling that you absolutely, positively have to do something, such as sneezing, or urinate. The term is also used for the compulsions felt in OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) such as checking or counting.
An irresistible urge to do something against one's better judgment. Compulsive behaviors are often repetitive in nature, and the person recognizes that the compulsion is irrational. Whether or not problem gambling is considered a compulsion is a topic of debate within the mental health profession; the prevailing opinion is that it is not.
1. A pathological need to act on an impulse that, if resisted, causes anxiety. 2. Repetitive behaviour in response to an obsession or performed according to certain rules, with no true end in itself other than to prevent something from occurring in the future. See also obsession.
An uncontrollable, repetitive and compelling urge to perform certain acts, such as hand washing, which has no immediate benefit beyond relief of anxiety. It's the behavioral manifestation of an obsession. See also obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Compulsion was an Irish punk band. They formed in the 1990 by Josephmary (singer) and Sid Rainey (bassist) as Thee Amazing Colossal Men. They signed a contract with Virgin Records, but after winning a lawsuit against their record label, they became "Compulsion" in 1992.
The force comes from somewhere, has a given magnitude, moves along a path and has a direction point. When a crowd starts pushing you are moved along a path, you may not have chosen, by a force you seem unable to resist.