Physiologic responses to loud tones in individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

@article{Buhlmann2007PhysiologicRT,
  title={Physiologic responses to loud tones in individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder.},
  author={Ulrike Buhlmann and Sabine Wilhelm and Thilo Deckersbach and Scott L. Rauch and Roger K. Pitman and Scott P Orr},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={69 2},
  pages={166-72}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine if individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are characterized by larger eyeblink and/or autonomic responses to sudden, loud (startling) tones. METHODS Twenty participants with OCD and 21 mentally healthy control participants were presented with 15 consecutive 95-db, 500-msec, 1000-Hz tones with 0-msec rise and fall times at the same time orbicularis oculi electromyogram (EMG), heart rate (HR), and skin conductance (SC) responses were measured. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING