Assessing Pragmatic Language Skills in Adults with Major Depressive Disorder: An Exploratory Study

There is increasing evidence that major depressive disorder is associated with significant pragmatic language impairments

Maria Clelia Zurlo

2021

Scholarcy highlights

  • There is increasing evidence that major depressive disorder is associated with significant pragmatic language impairments
  • There is a lack of studies that use standardized tools and simultaneously investigate all pragmatic language skills among MDD patients
  • All pragmatic language skills can be significantly impaired in MDD patients
  • A valid assessment of all pragmatic language skills can allow, for each patient, the definition of a specific profile of risk and protective factors before and during psychotherapy

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