No room to think: Depressive thoughts may have a negative effect on working memory

18 marzo 2015

A new study illustrates the link between reduced working memory capacity and dysphoria, a significant and prolonged depressed mood related to clinical depression. Building on the knowledge that dysphoric individuals (DIs) and clinically depressed people maintain their attention on ‘mood-congruent’ information longer than people without depressed mood, researchers carried out three studies to test both working memory and processing speed.