Specificity of neuropsychological dysfunction in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) was assessed by comparing neuropsychological performance in 65 OCD patients, 17 social phobic patients, and 32 normal control subjects. Although both patient groups showed visual constructional impairment relative to normal subjects, only patients with social phobia showed executive dysfunction. Non-concurrent state anxiety did not correlate with neuropsychological performance. Among anxiety disorders, neuropsychological dysfunction may not be specific to OCD, but the functions implicated may differ across patient groups.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences|
|State||Published - 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology
- Psychiatry and Mental health