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Descriptor English:   Compulsive Behavior 
Descriptor Spanish:   Conducta Compulsiva 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Comportamento Compulsivo 
Synonyms English:   Behavior, Compulsive
Behaviors, Compulsive
Compulsive Behaviors  
Tree Number:   F01.145.527.100
Definition English:   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. 
Indexing Annotation English:   use Cat F3 qualif
See Related English:   Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 
History Note English:   68 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications DI diagnosis
DG diagnostic imaging DH diet therapy
DT drug therapy EC economics
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RH rehabilitation SU surgery
TH therapy UR urine
VI virology  
Record Number:   3223 
Unique Identifier:   D003192 

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