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Memory. 2011 Feb;19(2):192-201. doi: 10.1080/09658211.2010.544073. Epub 2011 Feb 2.

Mood-congruent true and false memory: effects of depression.

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Department of Psychology, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK. mark.howe@lancaster.ac.uk

Abstract

The Deese/Roediger-McDermott paradigm was used to investigate the effect of depression on true and false recognition. In this experiment true and false recognition was examined across positive, neutral, negative, and depression-relevant lists for individuals with and without a diagnosis of major depressive disorder. Results showed that participants with major depressive disorder falsely recognised significantly more depression-relevant words than non-depressed controls. These findings also parallel recent research using recall instead of recognition and show that there are clear mood congruence effects for depression on false memory performance.

PMID:
21294037
DOI:
10.1080/09658211.2010.544073
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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