compulsion

(from the article `mental disorder`) Obsessive-compulsive disorder is characterized by the presence of obsessions, compulsions, or both. Obsessions are persistent unwanted thoughts that ...
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compulsion

(kәm-pul´shәn) a recurrent, unwanted, and distressing (ego-dystonic) urge to perform an act. an act or ritual that is repetitive and stereotyped and is performed to ward off something unpleasant, even though the person recognizes that the act does not do so in any realistic way. The ritual serv...
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compulsion

[n] - an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions against your will 2. [n] - an urge to do or say something that might be better left undone or unsaid 3. [n] - using force to cause something
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Compulsion

• (n.) The act of compelling, or the state of being compelled; the act of driving or urging by force or by physical or moral constraint; subjection to force.
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compulsion

noun an urge to do or say something that might be better left undone or unsaid
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compulsion

coercion noun using force to cause something; `though pressed into rugby under compulsion I began to enjoy the game`; `they didn`t have to use coercion`
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Compulsion

Com·pul'sion noun [ Latin compulsio . See Compel .] The act of compelling, or the state of being compelled; the act of driving or urging by force or by physical or moral constraint; subjection to force. « If reasons were as plentiful as blackberries, I would give no man a reason upon...
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compulsion

An uncontrollable urge to say or do something without an obvious reason. A person may repeat a behavior, such as hand-washing, over and over.
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compulsion

forbidden magic, whereby someone is compelled to think or behave in a specific way
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Compulsion

Repetitive ritualistic behavior such as hand washing or ordering or a mental act such as praying or
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Compulsion

The behavioural component of an obsession. The individual feels compelled to repeat a behaviour which 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.
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Compulsion

The forcible inducement to an act.
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compulsion

Type: Term Pronunciation: kom-pŭl′shŭn Definitions: 1. Uncontrollable thoughts or impulses to perform an act, often repetitively, as an unconscious mechanism to avoid unacceptable ideas and desires that, by themselves, arouse anxiety; the anxiety becomes fully manifest if performance of the compulsive act is prevented; may be associ...
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compulsion

Uncontrollable thoughts or impulses to perform an act, often repetitively, as an unconscious mechanism to avoid unacceptable ideas and desires which, by themselves, arouse anxiety; the anxiety becomes fully manifest if performance of the compulsive act is prevented; may be associated with obsessive thoughts. ... Origin: L. Com-pello pp. -pulsus, to...
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