The Clock Drawing Test as a Measure of Executive Dysfunction in Elderly Depressed Patients

  title={The Clock Drawing Test as a Measure of Executive Dysfunction in Elderly Depressed Patients},
  author={Benjamin K. P. Woo and Valerie Rice and Susan A Legendre and David P. Salmon and Dilip V. Jeste and Daniel D. Sewell},
  journal={Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology},
  pages={190 - 194}
The aims of this research were to determine whether performance on the Clock Drawing Test (CDT) could accurately distinguish between older patients with depression and older patients with depression and previously undocumented executive dysfunction and to determine if there was a correlation between CDT and depression severity. The authors studied 52 patients consecutively admitted to a geriatric psychiatry inpatient unit of a university hospital who met DSM-IVcriteria for major depression or… 

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