DOI: 10.14704/nq.2017.15.3.1115

The Effectiveness of a Training Programme in Obsessive-Compulsive Patients' Behavioral Inhibition: Improving Emotional Working Memory

Zhiyang HAN


Our objective was to assess the impact of a two-year emotional working memory program on behavioral inhibition of obsessive-compulsive patients. Ninety-seven obsessive-compulsive patients, 40-80 years old, were in the Emotional Working Memory (EWM) group (n=57) and the Usual Tutorial (UT) group (n=40) with four evaluation moments. Intervention focused on emotional working memory and aimed to improve behavioral inhibition by Emotional Working Memory Training software. The results revealed the beneficial effects of emotional working memory training program, which improved in obsessive-compulsive patients. These findings suggest that behavioral inhibition can be improved.


Behavioral Inhibition, Obsessive-Compulsive Patients, Emotional Working Memory

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