Cognition as a treatment target in depression


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Article
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Authors
Zaman, R 
Sahakian, BJ 
Abstract

Cognitive dysfunction in depression is associated with poorer clinical outcomes and impaired psychosocial functioning. However, most treatments for depression do not specifically target cognition. Neurocognitive deficits such as memory and concentration problems tend to persist after mood symptoms recover. Improving cognition in depression requires a better understanding of brain systems implicated in depression. A comprehensive approach is warranted for refined methods of assessing and treating cognitive dysfunction in depression.

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Keywords
cognition, depression, neuropsychological model, treatment target
Journal Title
Psychol Med
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Journal ISSN
0033-2917
1469-8978
Volume Title
47
Publisher
Cambridge University Press