Motor inhibition and cognitive flexibility in pathologic skin picking

  title={Motor inhibition and cognitive flexibility in pathologic skin picking},
  author={B. Odlaug and S. Chamberlain and J. Grant},
  journal={Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry},
  • B. Odlaug, S. Chamberlain, J. Grant
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry
  • BACKGROUND Individuals with pathologic skin picking (PSP) often report significant difficulty resisting the urges and drive to engage in picking behavior. Studies have shown significant inhibitory deficiencies (i.e. increased impulsivity) in subjects with other putative obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, such as trichotillomania, using objective tests. This study sought to assess motor inhibitory control and aspects of cognitive flexibility in a sample of individuals with PSP. METHOD… CONTINUE READING
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