Obsessive Compulsive Symptoms Linked To Distrust Of Past Experiences

by Vanya Sharma published on -

 Likes  Comments

As per a study published in the PLOS Computational Biologypeople with OCD or obsessive-compulsive symptoms might have less trust in their past experiences leading to an increased amount of uncertainty and indecisiveness.

A young woman looking at hardwood floor through magnifying glass

OCD linked to distrust of past experiences. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

OCD or obsessive-compulsive disorder is a spectrum disorder of the mind, characterized by intrusive thoughts, images, or compulsions. These can cause distress and repetitive mental and behavioral patterns among the ones experiencing it. In this study, Isaac Fradkin and his colleagues asked 58 people with the condition to complete decision-making tasks based on their prior experiences and recent observations.

With the help of mathematical equations, they found out that people with higher OCD symptoms tended to distrust their past experiences, causing them to experience a constant environment of unpredictability.

Fradkin commented on the study, saying, “The results stand in stark contrast with the common preconception of OCD as being characterized by inflexible behavior, distinguished by overreliance on past experience.” The researchers believe that the new findings will help contribute to designing better OCD treatments.

DMCA.com Protection Status
Last updated -
References
About the Author

Vanya Sharma handles the medical expert collaboration for Organic Facts. She is also responsible for the website’s monthly newsletter and website content and contributes to Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube regularly. A writer at heart, she joined the website while she was still pursuing her English Literature degree from IGNOU, Delhi, India. Vanya has completed the “Introduction to Food and Health” certificate program from Stanford University, US. She aims to bring unbiased and helpful information to all those seeking to make their health and lifestyle a priority.

Rate this article
Average rating 0.0 out of 5.0 based on 0 user(s).

Latest Health News:

A doctor with a stethoscope and a clipboard, talking to a patient

Critical Lessons From Italy’s Covid Response: Harvard Study

As policymakers across the world are still grappling with the unprecedented coronavirus outbreak, we can learn valuable lessons from our mistakes. A recent…

READ MORE
A woman in workout clothes running outdoors

Robotics Offer Solution For Better Running

Here is another thing that robotics can help humankind with – running. A recent development by a team of researchers has led to the creation of an ankle…

READ MORE
An exhausted man sitting in front of the fan with a hat in his hand

Study Links Rising Temps With Worsening Mental Health

With climate change forcing the temperatures to climb worldwide, what is the toll on our mental health? A study published in PLOS One found that hotter…

READ MORE