A differential neural response in obsessive-compulsive disorder patients with washing compared with checking symptoms to disgust.


BACKGROUND Patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have symptoms that predominantly concern washing (washers) or checking (checkers), or both. Functional neuroimaging has been used to identify the neural correlates of the urge to ritualize but has not distinguished between washing and checking symptoms in OCD. We used functional magnetic resonance… (More)