Psychological distress tolerance and executive function in normal people and individuals with Obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression

Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 M.A student of clinical psychology, Azad university of Rodehen, Rodehen, Iran

2 Assistant professor of educational psychology, Azad university of Rodehen, Rodehen, Iran

Abstract

The current study aimed to determine the differences between
psychological Stress tolerance and executive function in normal
people and individuals with Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
and depression. The statistical population if the study includes OCD,
depressed and normal people. The study method was Causal-
Comparative. Study sample includes 90 people with OCD,
depression and normal people (30 people each) which were
selected by purposive sampling procedure. Beck depression
inventory, the distress tolerance and obsessive- intellectual (MOCI)
scale and Wisconsin test were employed for assessment of the
variables. MANOVA and follow up test were used for data analysis.
Findings reveal that, there were significant differences in
psychological tolerance distress and aspect of executive function in
groups (p<0.001). Patients with OCD had significant deficiency in
abstract thought, cognitive flexibility and improving efficiency with
normal people. In addition, depressed people had got these
deficiency which was a high difference (= 0.37). Due to the
significant difference in Psychological tolerance stress and aspect of
executive function in OCD, depressed and normal people it is
necessary that the patient get an appropriate treatment by
considering the psychological and aspect of executive function.

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