Journal article

Subjective ratings of neurocognitive functioning in depressed young people undergoing treatment: utility of a brief screening tool

Caroline A Fisher, Joanne Goodall, Magenta B Simmons, Kelly Allott, Sarah E Hetrick

EARLY INTERVENTION IN PSYCHIATRY | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2016

Abstract

AIMS: To determine how young people with depression rate their neurocognitive functioning during treatment, and whether these ratings are affected by depression severity, age, suicidal ideation and antidepressant status. METHODS: Fifty young people (12-25 years) engaged in psychological therapy completed the Neuropsychological Symptoms Self-Report rating their neurocognitive functioning in a range of domains. RESULTS: In two domains, working memory/multitasking and motivation, more than 40% of the sample rated their functioning as improved, since commencing treatment. Ratings of neurocognitive functioning were affected by depression severity and suicidal ideation, particularly in the areas o..

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