Recall and recognition memory in obsessive-compulsive disorder

Cary R. Savage, Nancy J. Keuthen, Michael A. Jenike, Halle D. Brown, Lee Baer, Adair D. Kendrick, Euripedes C. Miguel, Scott L. Rauch, Marilyn S. Albert

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This study examined recall and recognition memory in 20 nonmediated patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and 20 matched control subjects. As hypothesized, OCD subjects showed abnormalities affecting delayed recall of nonverbal information but showed normal recognition. These results are interpreted as providing preliminary evidence of a nonverbal memory retrieval deficit consistent with proposed corticostriatal system dysfunction in OCD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-103
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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