Impairment of olfactory identification in obsessive-compulsive disorder.

  title={Impairment of olfactory identification in obsessive-compulsive disorder.},
  author={Rebecca Barnett and Paul Maruff and Rosemary Purcell and Kylie Wainwright and Michael Kyrios and Warrick J. Brewer and Christos Pantelis},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  volume={29 5},
BACKGROUND Olfactory identification ability has been associated with processing in the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC), an area that has been implicated in the pathophysiology of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Although olfactory sensitivity is normal in patients with OCD, no study has investigated olfactory identification in this disorder. METHODS A group of 20 subjects with OCD and 23 age- and education-matched controls performed a standardized test of olfactory identification. They also… CONTINUE READING


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