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dc.contributor.authorDittrich, W.
dc.contributor.authorJohansen, T.
dc.contributor.authorLandro, N.I.
dc.contributor.authorFineberg, Naomi
dc.contributor.authorGoder, Y.M.
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-11T14:39:32Z
dc.date.available2010-11-11T14:39:32Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationDittrich , W , Johansen , T , Landro , N I , Fineberg , N & Goder , Y M 2010 , ' Cognitive performance and specific deficits in OCD symptom dimensions: I.Olfactory perception and impaired recognition of disgust ' , German Journal of Psychiatry , vol. 13 , no. 3 , pp. 127-139 .
dc.identifier.issn1433-1055
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 194257
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 90319aff-31a4-4359-87bf-4ff0efb36d76
dc.identifier.otherdspace: 2299/4975
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 77956949011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/4975
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dc.description.abstractObjective: To investigate the ability of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in identifying pleasant and disgusting smells. Methods: Participants were 55 OCD patients and 80 healthy controls, also matched for history of cigarette smoking. They were administered a smell identification test consisting of a subsample of 13 smells from the Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT) in addition to two new smells. Participants were exposed to smells from liquids in glass bottles. Results: The OCD patients were significantly impaired compared to the healthy controls in identifying the smells. When controlling for anxiety, this group difference remained stable only for disgusting but not pleasant smells. An effect of patients in different symptom dimensions on smell identification was also found. Conclusion: These findings suggest that in OCD, a specific dysfunction related to emotional appraisal of sensory stimuli, in the absence of a sensory deficit, may be apparent. This emotional deficiency could stem from disruption in processing related to the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC).en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofGerman Journal of Psychiatry
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dc.titleCognitive performance and specific deficits in OCD symptom dimensions: I.Olfactory perception and impaired recognition of disgusten
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Health Services and Clinical Research
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology and Sports Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dcterms.dateAccepted2010
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
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