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A compulsion is an overwhelming desire to do something. An addiction is a physical or chemical dependence on a substance or behaviour.
Two key differences between compulsion and addiction:
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When an otherwise harmless behaviour becomes so consuming that it negatively impacts oneself or others, it may be a symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Most compulsive behaviours attributed to OCD are incredibly time-consuming, cause major distress, and impair work, relationshi...
It involves actions a person feels driven to do over and over again.
Compulsive actions may appear to be irrational or pointless, but the individuals may feel incapable of stopping themselves.
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What is OCD?
These are upsetting thoughts or impulses that repeatedly occur.
Hoarding is a serious psychiatric disorder which has been witnessed by doctors for centuries, and is not some behavioural trait of otherwise normal people.
Symptoms of this disorder start from adolescence, and later become problematic.
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