Do Defense Styles of Ego Relate to Volumes of Orbito-Frontal Cortex in Patients with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?

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ATMACA M., YILDIRIM H., KOÇ M., Korkmaz S., Ozler S., Erenkus Z.

PSYCHIATRY INVESTIGATION, vol.8, no.2, pp.123-129, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.4306/pi.2011.8.2.123
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.123-129
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Objective Although the importance of orbito-frontal cortex (OFC) is established in the pathogenesis of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), no study have evaluated its relation to the traditional psychodynamic perspective. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate the relationship between the defense styles consisting of mature, immature and neurotic defenses and OFC volumes of patients with OCD.