Compulsive behavior  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Compulsive behavior is behavior which a person does compulsively—in other words, not because they want to behave that way, but because they feel they have to do so.

Mental health professionals have identified signs of compulsive behavior in various disorders such as:

  1. Obsessive–compulsive disorder – obsessive, distressing, intrusive thoughts and related compulsions which attempt to neutralize the obsessions.
  2. Drug addiction – a condition where a person takes a drug compulsively, despite potential harm to themselves, or their desire to stop.

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