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Depression is a disabling condition affecting millions of people. Some of the symptoms of depression make it impossible for people to function in their daily lives. People experience significant levels of memory, thinking, planning and other cognitive symptoms that impair their abilities to go to work, school and take care of themselves and family. What is unclear is how and to what extent does this type of impairment lead to real world disability, and whether or not these levels of impairment exist in a broad range of people with varying levels of depressive symptomology. The benefits of determining the extent of cognitive impairment resulting in disability for those suffering from depressive disorders is that treatments can be modified and developed to directly target these cognitive symptoms.
Lundbeck Canada Inc
University of Toronto
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