Volume 8, Issue 3 (Autumn 2006)                   Advances in Cognitive Sciences 2006, 8(3): 11-24 | Back to browse issues page

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Ghadiri F, Jazayeri A, Ashaeri H, Ghazi Tabatabaei M. Deficit in Executive Functioning in Patients With Schizo-Obsessive Disorder. Advances in Cognitive Sciences. 2006; 8 (3) :11-24
URL: http://icssjournal.ir/article-1-203-en.html
1- University of Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (1639 Views)
Objective: To explain the higher comorbidity rate of schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder, some recent studies have suggested a new diagnostic entity called "schizo-obsessive disorder". One of research lines of the field is identifying the profile of specific neuropsychology deficits of this subgroup. The current study has tried to answer whether the pattern of executive dysfunctions in schizo-obsessive patients is different from the original disorders and whether cognitive dysfunctions of the two disorders are added together. 
Method: In a cross-sectional study, 20 patients from each groups of schizo-obsessive disorder, schizophrenia, and nondepressed obsessive compulsive disorder were compared with normal subjects on the basis of executive functions. 
Results: Patients with schizophrenia and schizo-obsessive disorder showed deficits in executive functioning; however, non depressed obsessive-compulsive patients were not different form normal subjects. Schizo-obsessive patients had more deficits in executive functioning than schizophrenia patients. 
Conclusion: The difference seems to be more due to different pattern of neuropsychology deficits, than a "pathophysiological double jeopardy" model.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2006/05/15 | Accepted: 2006/07/24 | Published: 2006/09/23

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