Measurement and evaluation of cognitive function

Roger S. McIntyre, Danielle S. Cha and Joanna K. Soczynska

in Cognition in Major Depressive Disorder

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Published in print May 2014 | ISBN: 9780199688807
Published online July 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780191767982 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Psychiatry Library

Measurement and evaluation of cognitive function

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Cognitive deficits in MDD are measured with general neuropsychological test batteries that evaluate general intellectual functioning, working memory, verbal learning and memory, attention and information processing speed, executive function, psychomotor performance, and global cognitive function

No cognitive measures have been specifically developed to evaluate cognitive performance in MDD

The deleterious effect of pronounced cognitive deficits on functional outcomes provides the impetus to refine disease models of MDD and work toward a consensus regarding the most effective measurement tools for identifying cognitive deficits in MDD

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Subjects: Psychiatry

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