Compulsive Behavior

Compulsive behavior is defined as performing an act persistently and repetitively without it leading to an actual reward or pleasure. Compulsive behaviors could be an attempt to make obsessions go away. The act is usually a small, restricted and repetitive behavior, yet not disturbing in a pathological way. Compulsive behaviors are a need to reduce apprehension caused by internal feelings a person wants to abstain or control. A major cause of the compulsive behaviors is said to be Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The main idea of compulsive behavior is that the likely excessive activity, is not connected to the purpose it appears to be directed to. Also, as well as being associated with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, compulsive behavior is associated with Compulsive Sexual Behavior or a lack of control over one’s sexual behavior. Furthermore, there are many different types of compulsive behaviors including, shopping, hoarding, eating, gambling, trichotillomania and picking skin, checking, counting, washing, sex, and more. Also, there are cultural examples of compulsive behavior.

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