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J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol. 2008 Mar;21(1):34-40. doi: 10.1177/0891988707311032.

Neuropsychological correlates of self-reported depression and self-reported cognition among patients with mild cognitive impairment.

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA.


Patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) frequently experience significant depressive symptomatology and report cognitive disturbances. To date, no studies have examined the relationship between MCI patients' neuropsychologic functioning, self-reported depressive symptoms, and self-reported cognitive difficulties. In this study, 82 MCI patients completed a comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation that included the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). A subset of 41 patients and informants also completed a measure of cognitive difficulties. Poorer memory functioning was associated with fewer self-reported depressive symptoms and fewer cognitive complaints.

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