The neurology of obsessional slowness.

  title={The neurology of obsessional slowness.},
  author={N J Hymas and Andrew Lees and Derek Bolton and K J Epps and D F Head},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  volume={114 ( Pt 5)},
Seventeen of 59 patients admitted to hospital for treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) were found to have significant slowness, mainly due to difficulty in initiating goal-directed action and suppressing intrusive and perseverative behaviour. In this subgroup subtle neurological abnormalities were found more frequently than in healthy controls and included loss of motor fluency, hesitancy of initiation of limb movements, speech and gait abnormalities, cogwheel rigidity, complex… CONTINUE READING
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