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The cognitive impairment of older depressed patients with late- as opposed to early-onset illness may show important differences, in that patients with early onset may suffer predominantly from impaired episodic memory, and those with late onset mainly from reductions of executive function and processing speed.

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Type

Journal article

Journal

Psychol Med

Publication Date

12/2007

Volume

37

Pages

1693 - 1702

Keywords

Aged, Cognition Disorders, Depressive Disorder, Major, Humans, Memory Disorders, Mental Status Schedule, Neuropsychological Tests, Problem Solving, Reaction Time, Verbal Learning