Specific cognitive deficits in tests sensitive to frontal lobe dysfunction in obsessive-compulsive disorder.

@article{Veale1996SpecificCD,
  title={Specific cognitive deficits in tests sensitive to frontal lobe dysfunction in obsessive-compulsive disorder.},
  author={David Veale and Barbara J. Sahakian and Adrian M. Owen and Isaac M. Marks},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={1261-9}
}
Forty patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) were compared to matched healthy controls on neuropsychological tests which are sensitive to frontal lobe dysfunction. On a computerized version of the Tower of London test of planning, the patients were no different from healthy controls in the accuracy of their solutions. However, when they made a mistake, they spent more time than the controls in generating alternative solutions or checking that the next move would be correct. The… CONTINUE READING

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