The psychobiology of obsessive-compulsive disorder: How important is the role of disgust?

@article{Stein2001ThePO,
  title={The psychobiology of obsessive-compulsive disorder: How important is the role of disgust?},
  author={Dan J. Stein and Yijun Liu and Nathan Andrew Shapira and Wayne K. Goodman},
  journal={Current Psychiatry Reports},
  year={2001},
  volume={3},
  pages={281-287}
}
Psychobiologic models of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have focused on cortico-striatal-thalamic-cortical (CTSC) circuits, noting normal function in cognitive and motoric procedural strategies. Such models have relied on the classification of OCD as an anxiety disorder, seldom exploring other relevant emotions. Based on the hypothesis that a central emotion in OCD is disgust, the authors review the literature on its psychobiology and its relevance to current models of OCD. There are… 

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