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A striking observation in obsessive-compulsive disorder is that patients know that their obsessions and compulsions are excessive, but their symptoms nevertheless persist. Drawing on computational models from basic neuroscience, Vaghi and colleagues (2017) suggest a quantitative account of this clinical finding.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.neuron.2017.09.045

Type

Journal article

Journal

Neuron

Publication Date

11/10/2017

Volume

96

Pages

250 - 252

Keywords

Compulsive Behavior, Humans, Obsessive Behavior, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Uncertainty