Journal article

Social cognitive abilities predict psychosocial dysfunction in major depressive disorder

Matthew J Knight, Bernhard T Baune

DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Major depressive disorder (MDD) is associated with social cognitive deficits (e.g., poor affect recognition and impaired theory of mind). However, the contribution of social cognitive issues to psychosocial dysfunction in MDD (e.g., occupational functioning and interpersonal relationships) has not been investigated. The current study evaluated the relationship between specific social cognitive domains (e.g., prosody interpretation) and psychosocial dysfunction in subjects with lifetime MDD, as well as currently depressed, remitted, and healthy controls (HCs) subjects. METHOD: Data were obtained from 213 participants in the Cognitive Function and mood study (CoFaMS), a cross-secti..

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