Indian Journal of PsychiatryIndian Journal of Psychiatry
Home | About us | Current Issue | Archives | Ahead of Print | Submission | Instructions | Subscribe | Advertise | Contact | Login 
    Users online: 303 Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size Print this article Email this article Bookmark this page
Search Again
 Table of Contents
 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Citation Manager
 Article Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert
 Add to My List
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded170    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal

Year : 1992  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30-33

Cognitive Dysfunction in Depression

1 Registrar, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
2 Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

Correspondence Address:
Sajiv John
Registrar, Christian Medical College, Vellore
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

PMID: 21776094

Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

Cognitive Dysfunction' was assessed in 30patients diagnosed to have Major Depression (DSM III R), using the PCI memory scale and the Wechsler Adult Performance Intelligence Scale, form PR both of which have been developed and standardised in India. Depressed patients revealed marked impairment on tests of attention and concentration, and immediate and delayed recall on tests of memory (PCI); while tests of performance (WAPIS) revealed global impairment. This impairment reversed with recovery from depression. While improved test scores occured along with improvement in depression, there was no direct correlation between the two i.e. the degree of improvement in WAPIS/PGI total scores was not directly proportional to the degree of improvement in depression scores.



Print this article         Email this article