Role of autobiographical memory in social problem solving and depression.

  title={Role of autobiographical memory in social problem solving and depression.},
  author={Lucy Goddard and Barbara H Dritschel and Andy Burton},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  volume={105 4},
Depressed patients frequently exhibit deficiencies in social problem solving (SPS). A possible cause of this deficit is an impairment in patients' ability to retrieve specific autobiographical memories. A clinically depressed group and a hospital control group performed the Means-End Problem-Solving (MEPS; J. J. Platt & G. Spivack, 1975a) task, during which they were required to attend to the memories retrieved during solution generation. Memories were categorized according to whether they were… CONTINUE READING

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