Journal article

Neuropsychological performance in a sample of 13-25 year olds with a history of non-psychotic major depressive disorder

Bernhard T Baune, Maria E Czira, Annie L Smith, David Mitchell, Grant Sinnamon

JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS | ELSEVIER | Published : 2012

Abstract

BACKGROUND: There is evidence for neuropsychological dysfunction in depression among adult and elderly participants but little research has been conducted on the neuropsychological functioning of youth with depression. The aim of the present study was to investigate the neuropsychological functioning of outpatient young participants with depression. METHODS: Computerised neuropsychological tests requiring executive functioning, working memory, attention, verbal memory and learning, planning, and visuospatial skills were carried out in a sample of 13-25year-olds with a lifetime history of non-psychotic major depression (n=32) and in healthy age balanced controls (n=65). Psychiatric diagnoses ..

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