Executive function, mentalizing and humor in major depression.

@article{Uekermann2008ExecutiveFM,
  title={Executive function, mentalizing and humor in major depression.},
  author={Jennifer Uekermann and Scott Channon and Caroline Lehmk{\"a}mper and Mohammad I. Abdel-Hamid and Wolfgang Vollmoeller and Irene Daum},
  journal={Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={
          55-62
        }
}
Major depression is associated with cognitive deficits including memory, executive functions, and affect perception, which have been linked to dysfunction of fronto-subcortical networks. However, little is known about social cognition on more complex socially relevant tasks, such as humor processing. In this investigation a computerized humor-processing task was administered to 27 patients with a diagnosis of major depression (Dep) and 27 healthy controls (HC). Theory of mind (mentalizing) and… CONTINUE READING

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