September 2012 – Memory specificity training improves symptoms of depression in traumatised adolescents

In a study forthcoming in Clinical Psychological Science, psychological scientists Hamid Neshat-Doost (University of Isfahan), Laura Jobson (University of East Anglia), Tim Dalgleish of (MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, C2AD) and colleagues investigated whether Memory Specificity Training, might improve people’s memory for past events and ameliorate their symptoms of depression. Based on their promising findings the authors conclude that for individuals suffering from depression, “including a brief training component that targets memory recall as an adjunct to cognitive behavioral therapy or prior therapy may have beneficial effects on memory recall and mood.” For more information please click here. For the full article please click [pdf] here.

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