Contribution of the depressive perspective to memory function in depression.

@article{Breslow1981ContributionOT,
  title={Contribution of the depressive perspective to memory function in depression.},
  author={Ronald Breslow and Judit Kocsis and B Belkin},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={1981},
  volume={138 2},
  pages={227-30}
}
The authors used a story recall paradigm to elucidate some aspects of the memory problems of depressive patients. They compared 21 hospitalized depressed patients with a matched group of control subjects for recall of a theme story containing material with positive, negative, and neutral affective tones. The results indicated an overall deficit in the story recall of the depressed patients, most of which could be ascribed to a decrement in recall of the positive themes in the story. Recall of… CONTINUE READING