Journal article

Autobiographical memory dysfunctions in depressive disorders

Monika Talarowska, Michael Berk, Michael Maes, Piotr Galecki

PSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES | WILEY | Published : 2016

Abstract

Autobiographical memory (AM) is a ubiquitous human experience that belongs to long-term declarative memory. It plays interpersonal and intrapsychic functions. The main aim of this study is to present results of contemporary research on AM in recurrent depressive disorders. The available research literature suggests that AM dysfunctions are a precursor and risk factor for recurrent depressive disorders and that they also appear to be a consequence of depressive symptoms in a bidirectional and interacting manner. These data suggest that AM might be a viable therapeutic target for cognitive remediation strategies, given the impact of cognition on diverse clinical outcomes.

University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by NHMRC senior principal research fellowship


Awarded by scientific research grants from Medical University of Lodz


Funding Acknowledgements

M.B. is supported by NHMRC senior principal research fellowship 1059660. P.G. and M.T. are supported by scientific research grants from Medical University of Lodz (no. 503/5-062-02/503-51-006).