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Remembering and forgetting: directed forgetting effect in obsessive-compulsive disorder

Overview of attention for article published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, June 2011
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Remembering and forgetting: directed forgetting effect in obsessive-compulsive disorder
Published in
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, June 2011
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s21047
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Authors

Konishi, Shishikura, Nakaaki, Komatsu, Mimura

Abstract

It has been reported that episodic memory seems to be impaired in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) because the patients repeat a specific checking behavior, but it is still unknown if OCD patients show memory impairments associated with their unique symptoms or not. To study episodic memory in OCD patients, we examined the directed forgetting effect. Patients with OCD and healthy control participants were given a list of 24 emotionally neutral everyday words (12 remember [R]-cued words and 12 forget [F]-cued words) under two conditions: List and Item. The results of our study showed that OCD patients recalled a number of F-cued words similar to that for controls and relatively fewer R-cued words than controls under both List and Item conditions. Consequently, the directed forgetting effect was smaller in OCD patients than controls. Our results demonstrated that both selective encoding and retrieval inhibition processes are impaired in OCD, and we suggest that recall of unfavorable items to be forgotten intruded into necessary items to be remembered. This impairment in episodic memory may partially account for some of the unique clinical symptoms of OCD.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 1 3%
Unknown 35 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 6 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 14%
Student > Master 5 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 11%
Other 2 6%
Other 8 22%
Unknown 6 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 20 56%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 14%
Neuroscience 2 6%
Environmental Science 1 3%
Social Sciences 1 3%
Other 1 3%
Unknown 6 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 22. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 August 2021.
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#1,360,678
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Outputs from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#174
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#7,839
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Outputs of similar age from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#4
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