Memory functioning in obsessive-compulsive disorder

M. Abbruzzese, L. Bellodi, S. Ferri, S. Scarone

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A number of studies have reported neuropsychological deficits in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). These have mainly implicated frontal or temporal dysfunction. In this study, we compared the performances of OCD patients and normal subjects using a factorial interpretation of the Wechsler Memory Scale. Our results do not demonstrate significant memory impairment in OCD patients but point to the possibility of frontal lobe dysfunction as a factor in the pathophysiology of OCD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-122
Number of pages4
JournalBehavioural Neurology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1993


  • Memory
  • Neuropsychology
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Wechsler Memory Scale (WMS)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)


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