obsessional


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

ob·ses·sion

(əb-sĕsh′ən, ŏb-)
n.
1. A pattern of unwanted or intrusive thoughts or urges that recur persistently, often accompanied by symptoms of anxiety.
2. A compulsive, often unreasonable idea or emotion.

ob·ses′sion·al adj.
ob·ses′sion·al·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.obsessional - characterized by or constituting an obsession; "the obsessional character of his response"; "obsessive gambling"
psychoneurotic, neurotic - affected with emotional disorder
Translations
إسْتِحْواذي
sygelig
megszállott
òráhyggju-
trpiaci utkvelými predstavami
saplantılıtutkulu

obsessional

[əbˈseʃənəl] ADJ [behaviour, love, hatred, thought] → obsesivo
to be obsessional about sthestar obsesionado con algo

obsessional

adj (Psych) behaviour, personalityzwanghaft; love, hatred, jealousyobsessiv

obsess

(əbˈses) verb
to occupy (someone's mind) too much. He is obsessed by the fear of death.
obˈsession (-ʃən) noun
an obsession about motorbikes.
obˈsessional (-ʃə-) adjective
obsessional behaviour.
obˈsessive (-siv) adjective
obsessive about cleanliness.
obˈsessively adverb
obˈsessiveness noun

obsessional

a. obsesivo-a, rel. a una obsesión o causante de ésta.
References in periodicals archive ?
Apart from handing in private information it increases the tendency to become obsessional to the extent that it deprives people of the simple pleasures of living.
UK-based psychologist, Paul Dickens said: "I think what you're seeing is a degree of obsessional behaviour mixed with recklessness, which is unusual for a pilot.
It explains learning the symptoms, causes, and treatments of OCD; analyzing oneAEs symptoms and types of obsessions and compulsions; understanding how OCD works; customizing a treatment plan; becoming motivated to do the work; challenging thinking errors; dealing with avoidance behavior; confronting obsessional thoughts, doubts, and images; defying compulsive urges; and ending the program and maintaining improvement.
SONS of older fathers are more likely to display "geeky" traits such as high intelligence, obsessional interests, and not caring if they fit in, new research has shown.
Christopher Whelan, 21, armed himself with an axe and a pen knife during the killing of Julie Hill, 51, and 75-year-old Rose Hill after cannabis use "exacerbated" his violent thoughts linked to an obsessional disorder.
Christopher Whelan, 21, armed himself with an axe and a penknife during the killing of Julie Hill, 51, and 75-year-old Rose Hill after cannabis use "exacerbated" his violent thoughts linked to an obsessional disorder.
Could Bibi simply have been engulfed by hate, rage and an obsessional desire for revenge and exacting it in the most horrible way?
Sufferers experience frequent intrusive, repetitive and unwelcome obsessional thoughts which leads to an increase in anxiety.
(1) According to ICD-10, 1992 (International classification of diseases) for a definite diagnosis of OCD, obsessional symptoms, or compulsive acts or both must be present on most days for at least 2 successive weeks and be a source of distress or interference with activities.
Freud (1926) considered obsessional neurosis to be 'unquestionably the most interesting and repaying subject of our analytic research' (p.
It accurately depicts the obsessional dedication AP demonstrates in order to get to the very top of his game.