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Friday, July 18 • 8:00am - 9:00am
The Neuropsychology of OCD: Concepts, Controversies, and the State of the Field

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This presentation will provide an overview of the state of the field of the neuropsychology of OCD, including a synopsis of specific domains (such as attention, executive functions, memory and visuospatial abilities). Subsequently, current issues and controversies, such as the question regarding a causal and etiological role of cognitive functions in OCD, as well as methodological and theoretical caveats, will be discussed. Finally, a proposed conceptual framework and future directions for research in the field will be suggested. 


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avatar for Amitai Abramovitch, PhD

Amitai Abramovitch, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School
Dr. Abramovitch is a Research Fellow at the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He received his Masters degree summa cum laude in Clinical Neuropsychology from the Academic College of Tel Aviv, and obtained his PhD in Psychology from Tel Aviv University. Dr. Abramovitch received extensive clinical training at the National Institute for the Brain Injured, and at the Department of Psychiatry at... Read More →


Friday July 18, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Constellation I, Plaza Level