compulsive writing, or hypergraphia, is a well-known, if uncommon, symptom of temporal lobe epilepsy.
As Abramoff explains, he needed the “$” not for his own sake, but to support his compulsive philanthropy.
His detail seeking in our meetings is compulsive and a little nuts.
c.1600, from French compulsif, from Latin compulsus, past participle of compellere (see compel). Psychological sense is from 1902. As a noun, attested from 1630s; psychological sense from 1957. Related: Compulsively; compulsiveness.
compulsive com·pul·sive (kəm-pŭl'sĭv)
Caused or conditioned by compulsion or obsession. n.
A person with behavior patterns governed by a compulsion.