Airaksinen, E., Wahlin, A., Forsell, Y., & Larsson, M. (2007). Low episodic memory performance as a premorbid marker of depression: Evidence from a 3-year follow-up. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 115(6), 458–465.
The article aims to explore low episodic memory scores as an important risk prerequisite for depressive disorders. The appropriate utilization of both the baseline and follow-up in data collection shows that the methods are valid and convincing. The authors found that low episodic memory performance precedes depression, which demonstrates that depression is associated with cognitive dysfunctions.
DeRubeis, R. J., Hollon, S. D., Amsterdam, J. D., Shelton, R. C., Young, P. R., Salomon, R. M., O’Reardon, J. P., Lovett, M. L., Gladis, M. M., Brown, L. L., & Gallop, R. (2005). Cognitive therapy vs medications in the treatment of moderate to severe depression. Archives of General Psychiatry, 62(4), 409–416.
The study compares the efficiency of medications with cognitive therapy within the scope of the treatment of moderate to severe depression, appealing to the method of a placebo-controlled trial. The latter seems to be a relevant approach in the studies of such a character. It is found that cognitive therapy can be as efficient as medications in the given framework, which stresses the correlation between depression and other cognitive mechanisms of a person.
Mackin, R. S., Insel, P., Tosun, D., Mueller, S. G., Schuff, N., Truran-Sacrey, D., Raptentsetsang, S. T., Lee, J. Y., Jack, C. R., Jr, Aisen, P. S., Petersen, R. C., Weiner, M. W., & Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (2013). The effect of subsyndromal symptoms of depression and white matter lesions on disability for individuals with mild cognitive impairment. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 21(9), 906–914.
This article evaluates the effects of SSD on the rating of disability for patients with MCI. The methodology used is consistent and is of a quantitative character, which results in a great extent of validity of the findings. According to these findings, SSD showed a substantial influence on disability for MCI patients – this directly addresses the primary question of the ongoing research.
McIntyre, R. S., Best, M. W., Bowie, C. R., Carmona, N. E., Cha, D. S., Lee, Y., Subramaniapillai, M., Mansur, R. B., Barry, H., Baune, B. T., Culpepper, L., Fossati, P., Greer, T. L., Harmer, C., Klag, E., Lam, R. W., Wittchen, H. U., & Harrison, J. (2017). The THINC-integrated tool (THINC-it) screening assessment for cognitive dysfunction: Validation in patients with major depressive disorder. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 78(7), 873–881.
This study aims to prove the efficiency of the THINC-integrated tool in terms of dealing with MDD inherent in adults. The quantitative tools applied in this primary research ensure the necessary degree of evidence to refer to the findings. The authors state that a THINC-integrated tool is an effective option in the given context, and the given rationale emphasizes the correlation between depression and other cognitive disorders.
Naismith, S. L., Diamond, K., Carter, P. E., Norrie, L. M., Redoblado-Hodge, M. A., Lewis, S. J., & Hickie, I. B. (2011). Enhancing memory in late-life depression: the effects of a combined psychoeducation and cognitive training program. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 19(3), 240–248.
The authors aspire to assess the efficiency of a multi-factional cognitive training program for older people with depression. A considerable number of participants and recognized analytical tools provide the opportunity to generalize and verify the findings. According to scholars, cognitive training programs may be a good prevention option for late-life depression. This should be used to confirm the interconnection between depression and cognitive dysfunction.