Involuntary social cue integration in patients with obsessive compulsive disorder

Tumkaya S., KARADAĞ R. F. , Jellema T., Oguzhanoglu N. K. , Ozdel O., Atesci F. C. , ...More

COMPREHENSIVE PSYCHIATRY, vol.55, no.1, pp.137-144, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2013.08.007
  • Page Numbers: pp.137-144


Objective: Patients with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) have inferior social functioning compared to healthy controls, but the exact nature of these social deficits, and the underpinning mechanisms, are unknown. We sought to investigate social functioning in patients with OCD by measuring their involuntary/spontaneous processing of social cues using a specifically designed test, which might reveal deficits in these patients that explicit voluntary tasks do not detect.