Electroencephalographic Correlates of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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This chapter reviews EEG research in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), focusing on Event-Related Potentials (ERPs) such as the Contingent Negative Variation, N2, Error-Related Negativity, the feedback Error-Related Negativity and the Readiness Potential and their neural bases. The functional significance, utility and correlation of these ERPs with OCD symptoms will be discussed, alongside novel theories for integrating the research findings. I will consider hypotheses including goal-directed behaviour, overreliance on habits, dissociations between action and knowledge, and excessive intolerance of uncertainty in the context of EEG studies, thus providing a comprehensive framework of the electroencephalographic literature concerning OCD.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Neurobiology and Treatment of OCD: Accelerating Progress
EditorsNaomi Fineberg, Trevor Robbins
PublisherSpringer Nature
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-75393-1
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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