"Compulsive Behavior" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
The behavior of performing an act persistently and repetitively without it leading to reward or pleasure. The act is usually a small, circumscribed behavior, almost ritualistic, yet not pathologically disturbing. Examples of compulsive behavior include twirling of hair, checking something constantly, not wanting pennies in change, straightening tilted pictures, etc.
- Compulsive Behavior
- Behavior, Compulsive
- Behaviors, Compulsive
- Compulsive Behaviors
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Compulsive Behavior".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Compulsive Behavior".
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