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.