Impact of Cogmed Working Memory Training on adolescents at risk for depression

Title: Impact of Cogmed Working Memory Training on adolescents at risk for depression

Institution: Oxford University

Investigator(s): Zola Mannie

Program: Cogmed RM

Background & Aim: Researchers at Oxford University in the United Kingdom previously found that adolescents at risk for depression also evidenced deficits in working memory. The current study will examine whether college students at risk for depression (ie., those who have parents suffering from depression) will show improved mood, self esteem, and anxiety and stress levels.

Population & Sample Size: N = 40 adolescents at risk for depression
• n = 20 adolescents in adaptive Cogmed training group
• n = 20 adolescents in waitlist control group

Design: Randomized, waitlist controlled, test-retest