Directed forgetting in obsessive-compulsive disorder.

  title={Directed forgetting in obsessive-compulsive disorder.},
  author={Sabine Wilhelm and Richard J. Mcnally and Lee Baer and Irmela Florin},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  volume={34 8},
We tested whether patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are characterized by dysfunction in the ability to forget disturbing material. Employing a directed forgetting procedure, we presented OCD patients and healthy control subjects with a series of negative, positive, and neutral words, and instructed them either to remember or to forget each item after it was presented. Subjects received free recall and recognition tests for all words, regardless of instructions. Orthogonal… CONTINUE READING

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