Effect of antidepressant medication use on emotional information processing in major depression.

  title={Effect of antidepressant medication use on emotional information processing in major depression.},
  author={Tony T Wells and Elise M. Clerkin and Alissa J. Ellis and Christopher G. Beevers},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={171 2},
OBJECTIVE Acute administration of antidepressant medication increases emotional information processing for positive information in both depressed and healthy persons. This effect is likely relevant to the therapeutic actions of these medications, but it has not been studied in patients with major depressive disorder taking antidepressants as typically prescribed in the community. METHOD The authors used eye tracking to examine the effects of antidepressant medication on selective attention… CONTINUE READING

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