Deficits of organizational strategy and visual memory in obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Abstract

This study was conducted to investigate the deficits of organizational strategy and visual memory in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Thirty OCD patients and 30 healthy controls aged 20-35 years participated. The Maudsley Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory, Beck Anxiety Inventory, Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, and Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure (ROCF) test were administered to participants. The authors scored ROCF performances using the Boston Qualitative Scoring System. The OCD patients showed poorer planning ability and higher fragmentation than did healthy controls when copying the ROCF, and they showed even poorer performances in the immediate and delayed recall conditions. The authors found that the Organization score in the copy condition mediated the difference between the OCD group and the healthy group in immediate recall. The direct effect of diagnosis (OCD or healthy) on the immediate recall condition of the ROCF was also significant. This study indicates that people with OCD have poor memory function and organizational deficits.

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@article{Shin2004DeficitsOO, title={Deficits of organizational strategy and visual memory in obsessive-compulsive disorder.}, author={Myung Soo Shin and S J Park and M S Kim and Yong-Ho Lee and Trinh Hoang Ha and Jun Soo Kwon}, journal={Neuropsychology}, year={2004}, volume={18 4}, pages={665-72} }