Journal article

Subjective experiences of neurocognitive functioning in young people with major depression

Catherine Morey-Nase, Lisa J Phillips, Shayden Bryce, Sarah Hetrick, Andrea L Wright, Emma Caruana, Kelly Allott

BMC PSYCHIATRY | BMC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Research suggests that young people with major depressive disorder (MDD) experience neurocognitive deficits and that these are associated with poorer functional and clinical outcomes. However, we are yet to understand how young people experience such difficulties. The aim of the current study was to explore the subjective experiences of neurocognitive functioning among young people with MDD. METHODS: Semi-structured qualitative interviews were conducted with 11 young people (aged 17-24 years) attending a specialist clinic for youth experiencing moderate-severe depression. Interview transcripts were analysed via Thematic Analysis to identify patterns and themes representing how yo..

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