La depression est-elle une maladie de la cognition?

Translated title of the contribution: Is depression a cognition disease?

E. Stip, M. Beauregard

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In depression's symptomatology, it is classical to find symptoms related to cognitive impairments. But what kind of impairments? Generally speaking, memory and concentration deficit come to mind. One objective of cognitive sciences is to specify in dialectic with models of cognitive functioning based upon experimental paradigms, the disruption in information processing in subjects who suffer from particular pathologies. A thorough investigation of cognitive functions such as: language, attention and memory tend to show that depression is a cognitive disorder. A critical literature review based on clinical neuropsychological data of mood disturbance takes account of the eventual possibility of a relation between affect and cognition. Brain imaging reinforces that possibility.

Translated title of the contributionIs depression a cognition disease?
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)505-516
Number of pages12
JournalAnnales Medico-Psychologiques
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Attention
  • Cognition
  • Depression
  • Functional brain imaging
  • Implicit memory
  • Lexical decision task
  • Mental lexicon
  • Mood

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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