“The Role of Cognitive Control in the Transdiagnostic Conceptualization of "Intrusive Thoughts"”
The investigators are examining whether difficulties with cognitive control (i.e., the ability to stop one's thought process and shift attention) is a common problem across three types of repetitive, negative thinking: obsessions (as seen in obsessive compulsive disorder, OCD), worries (as seen in generalized anxiety disorder, GAD), and ruminations (as seen in major depressive disorder, MDD).
Behavioral - Cognitive Control Tasks and Script Driven Imagery
All participants will receive a structured diagnostic assessment and complete self-report questionnaires about cognitive factors and anxiety/mood symptoms. They then will complete a battery of neuropsychological executive functioning tasks on the computer, each of which measures a different facet of cognitive control (i.e., response inhibition, cognitive flexibility, and attentional control). Finally, they will be guided through a standardized script-driven imagery paradigm that involves generat ...read more on ClinicalTrials.org
The Role of Cognitive Control in the Transdiagnostic Conceptualization of "Intrusive Thoughts"