Relationship of skin conductance activity to clinical features in obsessive-compulsive ritualizers.

@article{Lelliott1987RelationshipOS,
  title={Relationship of skin conductance activity to clinical features in obsessive-compulsive ritualizers.},
  author={P T Lelliott and H F Noshirvani and Isaac M. Marks and Wagner Oliveira Monteiro and Metin Basoglu and Steven D. Cohen},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={1987},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={905-14}
}
Before treatment 49 obsessive-compulsive (o-c) ritualizers were presented with two series of brief stimuli--15,100db tones (brief neutral) and 15 presentations of a ritual-evoking object (brief aversive). Habituation of skin conductance (SC) responses to the tones was reduced compared with that previously found in normal subjects. Neither habituation rates to tones nor aversive stimuli were related to coexisting anxiety or depression or to the severity of o-c symptoms. The increased arousal… CONTINUE READING

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