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Compulsive Behavior MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Compulsive Behavior
Tree Number(s)
F01.145.527.100
Unique ID
D003192
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003192
Annotation
use Cat F3 qualif
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Behavior, Compulsive
NLM Classification #
WM 176
See Also
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Public MeSH Note
68
History Note
68
Date Established
1968/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2002/07/02
Compulsive Behavior Preferred
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