repetition compulsion

noun

rep·​e·​ti·​tion compulsion ˌrep-ə-ˈtish-ən- How to pronounce repetition compulsion (audio)
: an irresistible tendency to repeat an emotional experience or to return to a previous psychological state

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“Repetition compulsion.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/repetition%20compulsion. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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