Impact of depression heterogeneity on attention: an auditory oddball event related potential study.

@article{Kemp2010ImpactOD,
  title={Impact of depression heterogeneity on attention: an auditory oddball event related potential study.},
  author={Andrew Haddon Kemp and Laarnie Pe Benito and Daniel S Quintana and C. Richard Clark and Alexander McFarlane and Prashanth Mayur and Anthony Harris and Philip Boyce and Leanne M. Williams},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2010},
  volume={123 1-3},
  pages={202-7}
}
BACKGROUND Major depressive disorder is associated with a reduced ability to attend and concentrate, however, the extent to which attentional impairment is dependent on subtype remains to be clarified. METHODS Event-related potentials (ERPs) associated with a well-validated auditory oddball, selective attention task, were recorded to determine the impact of melancholia (n=57) versus non-melancholia (n=48) relative to controls (n=116). RESULTS The key findings were an exaggeration of the… CONTINUE READING

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