Effort and cognition in depression.

  title={Effort and cognition in depression.},
  author={Robert M. Cohen and H. Martin Weingartner and S A Smallberg and David Pickar and Dennis L. Murphy},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  volume={39 5},
Motor performance and cognitive function were examined in depressed patients and controls. Increasing severity of depression was strongly associated with decrements in performance in both motor and memory tasks. Greatest depression-related impairment was found on those cognitive and motor tasks that required sustained effort. We discuss these results in… CONTINUE READING

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