Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Pathology of Self-Confidence?

Julian Kiverstein*, Erik Rietveld, Heleen A. Slagter, Damiaan Denys

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

A striking change OCD patients repeatedly describe following treatment with deep brain stimulation (DBS)of the ventral anterior limb of internal capsule (vALIC)is an immediate increase in self-confidence. We show how the DBS-induced changes in self-confidence reported by our patients can be understood neurocognitively in terms of active inference.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-372
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Volume23
Issue number5
Early online date3 Apr 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019

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Keywords

  • active inference
  • affordances
  • anxiety
  • deep brain stimulation
  • field of affordances
  • OCD
  • precision estimation
  • self-confidence
  • ventral striatum

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