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  • doi pdf Failure modes of the will: From goals to habits to compulsions?
  • Huys QJM and Petzschner F
  • Am J Psychiatry (2015), 172(3):1-3
  • Good decisions reflect the past and improve the future. Trouble ensues when the rewards of the past conflict with the goals of the future. New goals often fail to override behaviors reinforced in the past, for instance, when patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) try to stop the counting behavior that has been their main strategy to avoid aversive intrusions. [...]

    In this issue of the Journal, Gillan et al. (5) add to an impressive catalog of studies on the imbalance between habitual and goal-directed decisions in OCD.