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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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Patients with severe physical illnesses, other psychiatric illnesses, current, past or family history of obsessive compulsive disorder and drug abuse were excluded.
Accordingly, there is a large number of studies which have confirmed the existence of solid links between compulsive buying and a variety of personality determinants like personality traits (e.
Compulsive buying refers to chronic and repetitive purchasing behavior that becomes a primary response to negative feelings, and provides immediate short-term gratification.
The telecast of 'Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners' we caught focused on three compulsive cleaners who were so obsessively clean that they spent hours and hours tidying up their already pristine homes.
Based on the results of the logistic analysis, the correlation between compulsive hoarding severity and depression was also significant [confidence interval (CI): 95%, 1.
Besides, public policy officials may use these findings to guide regulations and to restrain marketers from adopting practices that might trigger compulsive buying behavior.
One of the biggest challenges with treating obesity that comes with compulsive overeating disorder is that most treatments are just a Band-Aid, treating the symptoms instead of the core problems," says MIT neuroscientist Kay Tye.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A new study revealed a reward-related neural circuit that specifically controls compulsive sugar consumption in mice without preventing feeding necessary for survival, providing a novel target for the safe and effective treatment of compulsive overeating in humans.
The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between compulsive buying and the big five personality traits (extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, intellect and neuroticism).
In fact, one in two people who seek help for being overweight have suffered from the condition (more commonly known as compulsive overeating) in some form - and with doctors warning that obesity is on the rise in the UK, we should be paying more attention to our eating habits.
Researchers from the University of Cambridge looked at brain activity in nineteen male patients affected by compulsive sexual behaviour and compared them to the same number of healthy volunteers.
If he experiences a lack of control over the urges to pick or pull, becomes overwhelmed with the need to engage in the behaviors, and lacks the coping skills to resist, then he may be diagnosed with a disorder known as dermatillomania or compulsive skin picking.
Compulsive consumption is one of the non-rational consumer behaviours in which individuals use a product repetitively or excessively to ease a tension, anxiety or distress aroused by an obsession.
ORLANDO -- Compulsive hoarding traditionally has been considered virtually synonymous with obsessive-compulsive disorder, but its reach actually extends far beyond.