Journal article

A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Cognitive Training in Adults with Major Depressive Disorder

C Woolf, A Lampit, Z Shahnawaz, J Sabates, LM Norrie, D Burke, SL Naismith, L Mowszowski

Neuropsychology Review | SPRINGER | Published : 2021

Abstract

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is common and disabling, and is linked to functional impairment and increased mortality. While current treatments for MDD are moderately effective, ultimately, up to one third of patients do not achieve full remission. Interestingly, while affective symptoms of major depression typically resolve with the depressive episode, cognitive impairment frequently persists, and has been identified as one of the most prominent predictors of illness recurrence. Additionally, MDD is well-recognised as a key risk factor for further cognitive decline and dementia. Yet, available treatments for MDD do not typically address cognitive impairment. Cognitive training, represents..

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