Socioemotional deficits associated with obsessive-compulsive symptomatology

Grisham, Jessica R., Henry, Julie D., Williams, Alishia D. and Bailey, Phoebe E. (2010) Socioemotional deficits associated with obsessive-compulsive symptomatology. Psychiatry Research, 175 3: 256-259. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2009.01.028

Author Grisham, Jessica R.
Henry, Julie D.
Williams, Alishia D.
Bailey, Phoebe E.
Title Socioemotional deficits associated with obsessive-compulsive symptomatology
Journal name Psychiatry Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0165-1781
Publication date 2010-02-28
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.psychres.2009.01.028
Volume 175
Issue 3
Start page 256
End page 259
Total pages 4
Place of publication Shannon, Co. Clare, Ireland
Publisher Elsevier Ireland
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Increasing emphasis has been placed on the role of socioemotional functioning in models of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The present study investigated whether OCD symptoms were associated with capacity for theory of mind (ToM) and basic affect recognition. Non-clinical volunteers (N = 204) completed self report measures of OCD and general psychopathology, in addition to behavioral measures of ToM and affect recognition. The results indicated that higher OCD symptoms were associated with reduced ToM, as well as reduced accuracy decoding the specific emotion of disgust. Importantly, these relationships could not be attributed to other, more general features of psychopathology. The findings of the current study therefore further our understanding of how the processing and interpretation of social and emotional information is affected in the context of OCD symptomatology, and are discussed in relation to neuropsychological models of OCD.
Keyword Obsessive–compulsive disorder
Emotion recognition
Theory of mind
Socioemotional functioning
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Available online 22 December 2009.

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Psychology Publications
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