Med J Tabriz Uni Med Sciences Health Services. 2018;40(2): 72-78.
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Recall and recognition memory in OCD

Majid Mahmood Alilo 1, Mohammad Tahmasebpour 2*, Shahram Yaghooti Azari 3

1 Department of Clinical Psychology, School of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran
2 Department of Clinical Psychology, Islamic Azad University of Ardabil, Ardabil, Iran
3 Department of Psychology, Payam Noor University, Tehran, Iran
*Corresponding Author: *Corresponding author; E-mail: , Email: mohammad_tah@yahoo.com


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.

How to cite this article: Mahmood Alilo M, Tahmasebpour M, Yaghooti Azari Sh. [Recall and recognition memory in OCD]. Med J Tabriz Uni Med Sciences Health Services. 2018 June-July;40(2):72-78. Persian.
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Submitted: 09 Jun 2016
ePublished: 29 Apr 2018
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