• (adj): Caused by or suggestive of psychological compulsion.
    Example: "Compulsive drinking"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on compulsive:

Crystal Gazing Luck Amazing
... Crystal Gazing Luck Amazing is the third LP recorded by the band, The Compulsive Gamblers ... The Compulsive Gamblers began recording the album following their first European tour, which saw the addition of bassist Jeff Meier and keyboardist Brendan ...
Stanley Rachman - Career
... Professor Stanley Jack Rachman is a recognized leader in the research and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and other anxiety disorders and remains ... many books and hundreds of articles on obsessive-compulsive disorder and other anxiety disorders, recently proposing new cognitive models of and ...
Compulsive Disclosure
... Compulsive Disclosure is the second compilation album by the American punk rock band Pinhead Gunpowder ... Compulsive Disclosure was re-released on CD and vinyl through Recess Records on February 12, 2010 with two unreleased tracks, "Salting Agents" and "El Lasso Grappo" ...
Compulsive Buying Disorder - Identity Seeking
... Social psychology sees the compulsive buying of consumer goods in terms of identity seeking - as an exaggerated form of a more normal search for validation through purchasing ... values and consumer culture over the recent decades can drive the vulnerable into compulsive shopping ... till we drop" - to find solace in possessions - compulsive shopping inevitably poses the further question, "Minority pathology or Mass problem?" ...
... for sale" and μανία mania "insanity") is the technical term for the compulsive desire to shop, more commonly referred to as compulsive shopping, shopping addiction, shopaholism ... Compulsive shopping may be considered an impulse control disorder, an obsessive-compulsive disorder, a bipolar disorder, or even a clinical addiction ...

More definitions of "compulsive":

  • (noun): A person with a compulsive disposition; someone who feels compelled to do certain things.

Famous quotes containing the word compulsive:

    Like to the Pontic Sea,
    Whose icy current and compulsive course
    Ne’er knows retiring ebb, but keeps due on
    To the Propontic and the Hellespont,
    Even so my bloody thoughts with violent pace
    Shall ne’er look back, ne’er ebb to humble love,
    Till that a capable and wide revenge
    Swallow them up.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)