Description and measurement of concentration problems in depressed patients.

  title={Description and measurement of concentration problems in depressed patients.},
  author={F N Watts and R Sharrock},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  volume={15 2},
Depressed patients commonly complain of concentration problems, yet these have seldom been the focus of systematic investigation. A structured interview about concentration problems was administered to a group of relatively severely depressed patients. Problems in reading and watching television were the most common, and were highly correlated with each other. Direct report of the number of concentration lapses on a reading task was the most generally satisfactory task-performance correlate of… CONTINUE READING

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