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Med J Tabriz Uni Med Sciences Health Services. 2018;40(3): 105-113.
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The memory problems in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (checking, washing and mixing)

Shahram Yaghooti Azari 1, Mohammad Tahmasebpour 2* ORCID logo, Rasul Zarezade 3, Ghasem Samadian Sarebangholi 3

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

Abstract

Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the memory problems in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (checking, washing and mixing).

Methods: 45 patients with obsessive - compulsive (15 checking and 15 washing and 15 combined) and 30 cases as control group (n = 15 as generalized anxiety disorder, and 15 normal subjects) were selected. Thoughts and actions obsessive - compulsive using the scale Obsessive - Compulsive Inventory (MOCI), Yale-Brown and psychiatric interview. In this study, subjects' memory two word lists (recalling list and browse using sign recognition) that utilizes computers were provided, were compared between two groups.

Results: Patients with OCD had a significant difference in terms of recognition memory and reminder using symptoms compared with normal control group.

Conclusion: According to the psychological theories the memory problems in patients with OCD, particularly in the context of cognitive - behavioral therapy seems to be explained and patients generally suffer from memory impairment.


How to cite this article: Yaghooti Azari Sh, Tahmasebpour M, Zarezade R, Samadian Sarebangholi Gh. [The memory problems in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (checking, washing and mixing)]. Med J Tabriz Uni Med Sciences Health Services. 2018 August-September; 40(3):105-113. Persian.
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Submitted: 09 Jun 2016
Accepted: 27 Aug 2016
ePublished: 07 Jul 2018
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