Neuropsychological disorders are common in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) patients. Executive functions, verbal fluency and verbal memory, shifting attention from one aspect of stimuli to others, mental flexibility, engaging in executive planning and decision making, are the most involved cognitive domains. We focus on two aspects of neuropsychological function: decision making and cognitive behavioral flexibility, assessed through a virtual version of the Multiple Errand Test (V-MET), developed using the NeuroVR software. Thirty OCD patients were compared with thirty matched control subjects. The results showed the presence of difficulties in OCD patients with tasks where the goal is not clear, the information is incomplete or the parameters are ill-defined.

La Paglia, F., La Cascia, C., Rizzo, R., Riva, G., La Barbera, D., Decision Making and Cognitive Behavioral Flexibility in a OCD Sample: a Study in a Virtual Environment, <<ANNUAL REVIEW OF CYBERTHERAPY AND TELEMEDICINE>>, 2015; 13 (N/A): 53-57 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/75558]

Decision Making and Cognitive Behavioral Flexibility in a OCD Sample: a Study in a Virtual Environment

Riva, Giuseppe
Penultimo
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2015

Abstract

Neuropsychological disorders are common in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) patients. Executive functions, verbal fluency and verbal memory, shifting attention from one aspect of stimuli to others, mental flexibility, engaging in executive planning and decision making, are the most involved cognitive domains. We focus on two aspects of neuropsychological function: decision making and cognitive behavioral flexibility, assessed through a virtual version of the Multiple Errand Test (V-MET), developed using the NeuroVR software. Thirty OCD patients were compared with thirty matched control subjects. The results showed the presence of difficulties in OCD patients with tasks where the goal is not clear, the information is incomplete or the parameters are ill-defined.
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La Paglia, F., La Cascia, C., Rizzo, R., Riva, G., La Barbera, D., Decision Making and Cognitive Behavioral Flexibility in a OCD Sample: a Study in a Virtual Environment, <>, 2015; 13 (N/A): 53-57 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/75558]
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