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Bibliomania is a compulsive tendency to collect and hoard books, according to Right Diagnosis. Although bibliomania is not classified as a psychological disorder, it can be a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder, notes ... More »

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Symptoms of eating disorders vary depending on the specific disorder but may include compulsive exercising, abnormal weight loss, rapid consumption of food, depression and an obsession with food and weight, according to ... More »

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Some ways to stop obsessing include employing different visualizations, getting angry at the object of the obsession or applying humor to the situation. Taking a break to remove oneself from the situation while focusing... More »

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Some famous books originally written in German include Goethe's "The Sorrows of Young Werther," originally published as "Die Leiden des Jungen Werthers", and Thomas Mann's "Death in Venice," a novella that details an old... More »

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In William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," Romeo is a free-spirited teenager who, at the beginning of the play, is infatuated with a girl named Rosaline to the point of unhealthy obsession. When he meets Juliet, his af... More »

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Neurosis is a mental health problem best defined as a spectrum of personalities that have exceeded their natural inclination and temperament, giving way to obsession with certain thought processes. Psychosis refers to a ... More »

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Having an obsession with physical appearance may be an indication that a person has a condition known as body dysmorphic disorder. TeensHealth explains that BDD is a condition characterized by excessive concern over faci... More »

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