The AMBER-Dep: Autobiographical Memory and Depression study aimed to investigate the effects of depression and its treatment on memory function.
The research team at St Patrick's Mental Health Services (SPMHS) investigated the effects of depression on autobiographical memory.
Autobiographical memory refers to personal memories about one’s own life acquired in the past and is an integral part of our identity. Over time, such personal memories may begin to fade. However, it is not clear how the extent of this loss differs between healthy and depressed people. Furthermore, it is not known how treatments used for depression affect memory.
This study aimed to improve our understanding of memory, depression and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and to facilitate advances in the treatment of severe depression.
This study is now complete.
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