The impact of clinical depression on working memory

  title={The impact of clinical depression on working memory},
  author={G. Christopher and J. Macdonald},
  journal={Cognitive Neuropsychiatry},
  pages={379 - 399}
  • G. Christopher, J. Macdonald
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Cognitive Neuropsychiatry
  • Introduction. Both Channon, Baker, and Robertson (1993) and Hartlage, Alloy, Vazquez, and Dykman (1993) claim that working memory impairment in depressed patients is limited to Baddeley's (1996) central executive and does not affect either the phonological loop or the visuospatial scratchpad. Our key questions were: (1) is there an impairment of working memory in depression and which elements does it effect; (2) is another major clinical group also affected and in what ways, and finally, (3… CONTINUE READING
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