Impaired declarative memory in depressed patients is slow to recover: clinical experience.

@article{Deuschle2004ImpairedDM,
  title={Impaired declarative memory in depressed patients is slow to recover: clinical experience.},
  author={Michael Deuschle and Anja Kniest and Hendrik Niemann and M Erb-Bies and N Colla and Bettina Hamann and Isabella Heuser},
  journal={Pharmacopsychiatry},
  year={2004},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={147-51}
}
INTRODUCTION The temporal course of recovery of depressed patients' cognitive impairment is not fully understood. METHODS We used the California Verbal Learning Test (CVLT) to test declarative memory in 24 depressed patients before and after 35 days of antidepressive treatment as well as after long-term follow-up (> 12 months) in order to relate improvement of depression to recovery of cognitive impairment. RESULTS Patients with complete remission after 35 days had generally been less… CONTINUE READING

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