Executive function and short-term remission of geriatric depression: the role of semantic strategy.

@article{Morimoto2011ExecutiveFA,
  title={Executive function and short-term remission of geriatric depression: the role of semantic strategy.},
  author={Sarah Shizuko Morimoto and Faith M Gunning and Christopher F. Murphy and Dora Kanellopoulos and Robert Emmett Kelly and George S. Alexopoulos},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry},
  year={2011},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={115-22}
}
BACKGROUND This study tested the hypothesis that use of semantic organizational strategy in approaching the Mattis Dementia Rating Scale (MDRS) complex verbal initiation/perseveration (CV I/P) task, a test of semantic fluency, is the function specifically associated with remission of late-life depression. METHOD Seventy elders with major depression participated in a 12-week escitalopram treatment trial. Neuropsychologic performance was assessed at baseline after a 2-week drug washout period… CONTINUE READING