Cognitive Study

| Published: August 22, 2021

Effect of Cognitive Training on Cognitive Flexibility and Non-Verbal Memory of Individuals with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A pre-post study

Saranya Banerjee

Clinical Psychologist, CPEPA (Project funded by DCRT, Government of West Bengal), Ph.D Fellow, Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Ushri Banerjee

Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Psychology, University of Calcutta, India. Google Scholar More about the auther


DOI: 10.25215/0903.088


Neuropsychological deficits often act as hindering factors in the treatment of Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The present study assessed the effect of cognitive training on cognitive flexibility, non-verbal memory and symptoms of obsessions and compulsions. The study was conducted on 9 individuals, aged between 20-40 years, diagnosed with OCD. They were randomly assigned to two groups, the delayed trial group and experimental group. Baseline measures were taken using scales on OCD and neuropsychological assessments. This was followed by cognitive training of experimental group for 6 sessions. Post-intervention measures were taken from both the groups. Statistical analysis of findings suggested the presence of significant improvement in the post intervention scores of some of the variables, of individuals belonging to experimental group.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429


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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 3, July- September, 2021