Alterations in reward-related decision making in boys with recent and future depression.

@article{Forbes2007AlterationsIR,
  title={Alterations in reward-related decision making in boys with recent and future depression.},
  author={Erika E. Forbes and Daniel S. Shaw and Ronald E. Dahl},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={61 5},
  pages={633-9}
}
BACKGROUND Altered reward processing is postulated to be a feature of depression. Reward processing may be valuable to understanding early-onset depressive disorders, which tend to be chronic and recurrent. METHODS Reward-related decision making was examined within a longitudinal study of 221 11-year-old boys, 25 of whom had a depressive disorder at age 10 or 11. Participants completed a behavioral decision-making task involving varying probability and magnitude of obtaining reward. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING

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