New study shows link between depression and poor working memory

Posted: June 22, 2011Science Daily reports a new study by Dr. Jutta Joormann that suggest poor working memory may be a contributing factor to depression. The researchers theorized that an inability to shift attention away from bad memories causes some to relive negative experiences over and over making it more difficult to recover from them.

This study further highlights the importance of working memory and the many debilitating problems those with poor working memory can face.

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