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

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

PSYCHIATRY INVESTIGATION, cilt.8, sa.2, ss.123-129, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 8 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4306/pi.2011.8.2.123
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.123-129


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.