Journal article

The role of cognitive impairment in general functioning in major depression.

Bernhard T Baune, Robyn Miller, Jordan McAfoose, Melissa Johnson, Frances Quirk, David Mitchell

Psychiatry Res | Published : 2010

Abstract

The association between cognitive performance and general functioning in depression is controversial. The present study evaluated the association between cognitive dysfunction and major depressive disorder (MDD, N=70) as compared with age- and gender-matched healthy controls (n=206) and its relationship to general functioning (physical and mental health quality of life, activities of daily living, and employment status) in participants with current MDD (n=26) and those with previous MDD only (n=44). Participants were assessed clinically using the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (M.I.N.I.) for the depression groups and the Diagnostic Interview for Psychoses (DIP-DM) for the cont..

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