Alternation learning in obsessive-compulsive disorder.

@article{GrossIsseroff1996AlternationLI,
  title={Alternation learning in obsessive-compulsive disorder.},
  author={Ruth Gross-Isseroff and Yehuda Sasson and Hillary Voet and Talma Hendler and K Luca-Haimovici and H Kandel-Sussman and Joseph Zohar},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  year={1996},
  volume={39 8},
  pages={733-8}
}
The Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST) and an alternation learning task were administered to 15 women with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and 15 age-, sex-, education-, and intelligence-matched healthy controls. OCD patients were significantly slower on the WCST as compared to the controls. Their performance on the alternation learning task was impaired relative to the control group, though this difference was diminished when we used education as a covariate. We found a significant… CONTINUE READING

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