decision making is often termed decision making under ambiguity, which is usually measured with the Iowa Gambling Task
Decision making is another important domain of cognitive functions. However, individuals with OCD frequently experience serious impairments in everyday decision making. That is, making decision appears to be dysfunctional in the clinical OCD setting in the context of obsessive doubting and uncertainty
Some authors even regard decision making impairments to be the underlying cause of obsessive and compulsive symptoms and suggest that conceptualizing OCD as a disorder of decision making allows the application of novel approaches to measure symptom provocation and their elimination to further determine the neural mechanisms of OCD
impaired decision making as potential vulnerability marker of the disorder
This type of decision making is referred to as decision making under risk, which is usually measured with the Game of Dice Task
europsychological studies have found that subjects with compromised dlPFC function show impaired performance on the GDT
making under risk as assessed by the GDT depends on the activation of the dlPFC
abnormalities in key gray matter regions, such as the OFC, thalamus, anterior cingulate cortex, and striatum play important roles in its pathophysiology (
found dissociation between decision making under ambiguity and decision making under risk in OCD patients.
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