Memory recall deficits a clue to therapy needs

The study in 16 healthy controls, 16 HR individuals and 16 with MDD showed that the healthy controls had more specific AM and less categorical AM than the other two groups in response to cue words.

Similarly, healthy controls had more positive AM than both the HR and MDD groups and differential haemodynamic responses in brain regions recruiting positive memories.

The authors said targeting overgeneral AM recall using CBT may prove beneficial for treating MDD and preventing those at risk from