عنوان مقاله [English]
Recently, the concept of meta-memory and its relation to the personality and psychological characteristics of individuals have been considered. One of the interests of this field is whether the personality traits of individuals are related to their meta-memory abilities, or whether it is possible to find out the extent of the existence of psychological disorders with the state of meta-memory in the individuals. The purpose of this study was comparison of meta-memory in people with symptoms of anxiety, depression and obsessive compulsive disorder in DSM-5. In this causal-comparative study, 180 patients (60 anxious, 60 depressed, 60 obsessive-compulsive) from Psychiatric Clinic of the University of Medical Sciences of Tabriz were selected by sampling available method and compared with 60 non-patients in memory. The results of ANOVA showed that people with anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and normal people had a significant difference in the level of satisfaction with individual memory, perceived ability, application of memory strategy, and meta-memory. The findings showed that the mean of memory usage strategy of normal people was higher than those with obsessive-compulsive, anxious and depressed symptoms. Paying attention to the role and importance of meta-memory in people with psychological disorders can affect many of their problems.