Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Short-term memory loss could be one of the causes of obsessive-compulsive disorder

People with OCD repeatedly check whether a door or a car or a drawer is locked, even though they might have done the same check just moments back. This indicates that maybe these people do not feel sufficient assurance from their memory recall of their last check [which was done moments back], and so they feel the urge to check the lock again to again get full assurance that it has indeed been locked properly, only to quickly forget this assurance [partially] moments later, thus coming back to do the same check yet again, and so on.

If, suppose, these people could see a short video of they having checked the lock properly some moments ago, maybe then they wouldn't feel the need to check it again.

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