Decreased working memory and processing speed mediate cognitive impairment in geriatric depression

The present study examined whether processing resources in the form of working memory and information processing speed are decreased in depression and whether a decrease in these resources mediates neuropsychological impairment

R. D. NEBES

2002

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  • While neuropsychological dysfunction is common in geriatric depression, not all
  • Underlies the neuropsychological decrements seen in geriatric depression
  • Study examined whether processing resources in the form of working memory and information
  • Measures of processing resources were administered to elderly depressed patients prior to
  • Processing resources are decreased in elderly depressed patients and this decrease in
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