A meta-analysis of the magnitude of biased attention in depression.

  title={A meta-analysis of the magnitude of biased attention in depression.},
  author={Andrew D. Peckham and R Kathryn McHugh and Michael W Otto},
  journal={Depression and anxiety},
  volume={27 12},
In this quantitative review, we examined the magnitude of attentional biases to negative stimuli in depression. Results from 29 empirical studies examining emotional Stroop or dot probe results in depressed participants (clinical depression, nonclinical dysphoria, and subjects undergoing depressive mood induction) were examined. Studies using the emotional Stroop task yielded marginally significant evidence of a difference between depressed and nondepressed samples, whereas those using the dot… CONTINUE READING
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