University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by intrusive, anxiety provoking obsessions and irresistible compulsions that are performed to relieve anxiety. It is theorized that a deficit in inhibition may play a role in obsessive-compulsive symptomology. Areas of cognitive functioning that are affected by inhibition deficits may lead to obsessions and intrusive thoughts, while behavioral inhibition deficits may lead to compulsions. In the current paper, inhibition is examined in individuals with OCD, how such a deficit affects attention, recall, and response control, and how this relates to the disorder’s symptoms. A better understanding of these relationships would help conceptualize core deficits in affected individuals and an understanding for treatments that target inhibitory deficits.
Glover, Stephanie J. and Moyer, Christopher A.
"The Examination of Inhibition in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 23
, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol23/iss2/6