Cognitive functioning in depression

J. A. Sweeney, P. Stokes, S. Wetzler, J. Kocsis

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Abstract

Verbal learning and memory, and recognition of famous faces, were assessed in 21 non-demented inpatients with RDC endogenous depression. Severity of depression was related to attention span, and patient age was related to measures of learning and recall. However, even in this severely depressed sample, verba learning/memory measures were not below normative values. Facial recognition was significantly impaired relative to test norms. The results suggest that mild impairment in the early stages of verbal information encoding, and more marked impairment in the recognition of famous faces, may be associated with depression. These impairments differ from the cognitive changes associated with aging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)836-842
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology
Volume45
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1989

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Sweeney, J. A., Stokes, P., Wetzler, S., & Kocsis, J. (1989). Cognitive functioning in depression. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 45(6), 836-842.

Cognitive functioning in depression. / Sweeney, J. A.; Stokes, P.; Wetzler, S.; Kocsis, J.

In: Journal of Clinical Psychology, Vol. 45, No. 6, 1989, p. 836-842.

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Sweeney, JA, Stokes, P, Wetzler, S & Kocsis, J 1989, 'Cognitive functioning in depression', Journal of Clinical Psychology, vol. 45, no. 6, pp. 836-842.
Sweeney JA, Stokes P, Wetzler S, Kocsis J. Cognitive functioning in depression. Journal of Clinical Psychology. 1989;45(6):836-842.
Sweeney, J. A. ; Stokes, P. ; Wetzler, S. ; Kocsis, J. / Cognitive functioning in depression. In: Journal of Clinical Psychology. 1989 ; Vol. 45, No. 6. pp. 836-842.
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