Some articles on obsessive, obsessive compulsive disorder, disorder, compulsive:
... and has developed because it is adaptive, it can sometimes be harmful or become obsessive ... Such is the case with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, a disorder involving mental obsessions followed by actions performed often repetitively, to relieve the anxiety of the obsessions ... In Panic disorder, a person learns to avoid certain situations such as being in crowded places because when they enter these situations, a panic attack (aversive ...
... Compulsive behavior in animals can be defined as a specific, unnecessary action or series of actions that is repeated more often than would normally be expected ... Obsessive thoughts are more difficult to identify in non-human animals ... and often express themselves as compulsive behavior ...
Famous quotes containing the words disorder, obsessive and/or compulsive:
“A. Well, an old order is a violent one.
This proves nothing. Just one more truth, one more
Element in the immense disorder of truths.”
—Wallace Stevens (18791955)
“If only the strength of the love that people feel when it is reciprocated could be as intense and obsessive as the love we feel when it is not; then marriages would be truly made in heaven.”
—Ben Elton (b. 1959)
“Like to the Pontic Sea,
Whose icy current and compulsive course
Neer knows retiring ebb, but keeps due on
To the Propontic and the Hellespont,
Even so my bloody thoughts with violent pace
Shall neer look back, neer ebb to humble love,
Till that a capable and wide revenge
Swallow them up.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)