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Does Punishment Increase Impulsivity in OCD?

Does Punishment Increase Impulsivity in OCD?: According to a recent study led by Sharon Morein-Zamir of the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Cambridge in the UK, individuals with obsessive compulsive behavior (OCD) are more impulsive than non-OCD individuals when they experience negative feedback or punishment.

Morein-Zamir conducted the study to determine what cognitive control deficiencies, if any, were present in individuals with OCD compared to individuals with depression and anxiety. Because negative bias is present in all of these psychological conditions, Morein-Zamir wanted to see if it was especially pronounced in individuals with OCD, and particularly, if this occurred more under stress and influenced behavioral activation.


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