Rumination and executive function in depression: an experimental study.

@article{Watkins2002RuminationAE,
  title={Rumination and executive function in depression: an experimental study.},
  author={Edwin W. Watkins and Richard Gendal Brown},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={2002},
  volume={72 3},
  pages={
          400-2
        }
}
BACKGROUND Major depression is associated with cognitive deficits, particularly those requiring central executive functioning. Depressed patients also tend to focus on and think about their symptoms and problems ("ruminate") more than non-depressed controls. Although an association has been found between rumination and impaired performance on a central executive processing task, the causal relation between impaired executive functioning and rumination has not been determined. This study sought… CONTINUE READING

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