Journal article

Impact of psychiatric and medical comorbidity on cognitive function in depression.

Bernhard T Baune, Jordan McAfoose, Geraldine Leach, Frances Quirk, David Mitchell

Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences | Published : 2009

Abstract

AIM: The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between cognitive performance and psychiatric and medical comorbidity in major depression. METHODS: The present study evaluated the cognitive performance of patients (n = 96) diagnosed with a major depressive episode in relation to the presence of medical and/or psychiatric comorbidity. Participants were assessed clinically and cognitively using the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview and Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status. Four groups of comorbidity were categorized: (i) no comorbidity, (ii) medical comorbidity; (iii) psychiatric comorbidity; and (iv) both medical and psychiatric c..

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