Emotion modulates cognitive flexibility in patients with major depression.

@article{Murphy2012EmotionMC,
  title={Emotion modulates cognitive flexibility in patients with major depression.},
  author={Fionnuala C Murphy and Albert Michael and Barbara J. Sahakian},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={42 7},
  pages={1373-82}
}
BACKGROUND Depression is associated with alterations of emotional and cognitive processing, and executive control in particular. Previous research has shown that depressed patients are impaired in their ability to shift attention from one emotional category to another, but whether this shifting deficit is more evident on emotional relative to non-emotional cognitive control tasks remains unclear. METHOD The performance of patients with major depressive disorder and matched healthy control… CONTINUE READING