Background: The aim of this study was to determine the types of memory problems in people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (checking, washing and mixing) in terms of recognition memory and recall.
Methods: 45 patients with obsessive - compulsive (15 checking and 15 washing and 15 combined) and 30 formed the control group (n = 15 as generalized anxiety disorder, and 15 normal subjects) were selected. Control groups in terms of demographic variables with groups checking, washing and mixing are matched. In terms of thoughts and actions obsessive - compulsive using the scale Obsessive - Compulsive Inventory (MOCI), Yale-Brown and psychiatric interview were evaluated. In this study, subjects' memory two word lists (recalling list and browse using sign recognition) that utilizes computers were provided was examined.
Results: Patients with obsessive - compulsive in terms of recognition memory and reminder using symptoms compared with normal control group, a significant difference.
Conclusion: Memory problems in patients with obsessive - compulsive psychological theories, particularly in the context of cognitive - behavioral therapy seems to be explained and patients generally suffer from memory impairment.