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Cognitive deficits in major depressive disorder

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: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199688807.003.0003

Series: Oxford Psychiatry Library

Cognitive deficits in major depressive disorder

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Individuals with MDD exhibit deficits across multiple cognitive domains, including attention, psychomotor speed, verbal learning and memory as well as executive function.

Deficits are evident early in the illness and persist during euthymic states.

MDD is a risk factor for and a prodrome to MCI and dementing disorders.

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Subjects: Psychiatry

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