Examining procedural working memory processing in obsessive-compulsive disorder

  title={Examining procedural working memory processing in obsessive-compulsive disorder},
  author={Nitzan Shahar and Andrei R. Teodorescu and G. Anholt and Anat Karmon-Presser and N. Meiran},
  journal={Psychiatry Research},
  • Nitzan Shahar, Andrei R. Teodorescu, +2 authors N. Meiran
  • Published 2017
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychiatry Research
  • Previous research has suggested that a deficit in working memory might underlie the difficulty of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) patients to control their thoughts and actions. However, a recent meta-analyses found only small effect sizes for working memory deficits in OCD. Recently, a distinction has been made between declarative and procedural working memory. Working memory in OCD was tested mostly using declarative measurements. However, OCD symptoms typically concerns actions, making… CONTINUE READING
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