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Related to compulsive: Obsessive compulsive disorder, compulsive eating, Compulsive liar, Compulsive Shopping
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Synonyms for compulsive

Synonyms for compulsive

caused by or suggestive of psychological compulsion

strongly motivated to succeed

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Canine compulsive disorder, or CCD, can cause a dog to compulsively chew or suck on things, or chase its own tail.
Obsessive Compulsive Hoarder: The Big Clear Out is on Channel 4 at 9pm tonight.
When compulsive shoppers feel anxious, lonely, or depressed, they go shopping to experience a thrill.
17) In addition, intrusive thoughts and obsessive compulsive (OC) behaviours are prevalent in the general population, so it is important that assessment measures a degree of impairment.
Inchpost All winning gamblers are part business and part compulsive.
However, compulsive buying disorder has been around for decades, if not centuries, and often leads to financial difficulties and severe family and personal distress, according to Donald Black, professor of psychiatry at the University of Iowa, Iowa City.
Britain's high break-up rate means vets are seeing more pets with signs of obsessive and compulsive disorders due to trauma.
He specializes in treating compulsive shoplifting, employee theft, kleptomania, and compulsive shopping/spending.
The strategies described in this book focus intensively on the intrusive thoughts that can trigger negative beliefs and drive compulsive behaviors.
Does anybody else out there know how it feels to be an addicted, compulsive people-pleaser?
BURIED IN TREASURES: HELP FOR COMPULSIVE ACQUIRING, SAVING, AND HOARDING is written for those who have a compulsive hoarding problem: it comes from a team of scientists who have worked for over a dozen years on developing a program for treating hording, and chapters both define compulsive hoarding and offer strategies to begin to sort, discard and move away from hoarding habits.
Buried in treasures; help for compulsive acquiring, saving, and hoarding.
SAN DIEGO -- Combined use of a dopamine agonist and levodopa may trigger onset of pathological behaviors, including compulsive gambling, hypersexuality, and compulsive shopping in a subset of patients with Parkinson's disease, according to the results of two independent studies of a total of 485 patients presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology.
PSYCHOTIC compulsive liar Jill was on form last night, and made an unrepeatable, unbelievable accusation about what a 12-year-old Cub had done to her.