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Article: Affective bias in internal attention shifting among depressed youth

TitleAffective bias in internal attention shifting among depressed youth
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Issue Date2011
PublisherElsevier Ireland Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/psychres
Citation
Psychiatry Research, 2011, v. 187 n. 1-2, p. 125-129 How to Cite?
AbstractThe present study compared the performance of depressed youths and healthy controls on a modified mental counting task. The mental counting task was designed to capture processes associated with shifting the internal focus of attention by requiring participants to count random runs of words appearing on a computer screen. The words belonged to two different categories, and participants were required to maintain a count of the number of words in each category. Participants' reaction time to successfully update their counts and call for subsequent stimuli was measured. In particular, two versions of the modified counting task were developed: one incorporating neutral words and the other affective words. Overall, our findings in reaction time analysis suggest that depressed patients exhibited greater difficulty switching their internal focus of attention in the affective task when compared to healthy controls, even when controlling for their rate of accuracy. However, there was no significant difference between the groups during the neutral task. Results support the hypothesis that depression is related to impaired internal attention shifting when processing affective material. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/169085
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.466
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.235
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dc.contributor.authorLo, BCYen_US
dc.contributor.authorAllen, NBen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-08T03:41:36Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-08T03:41:36Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationPsychiatry Research, 2011, v. 187 n. 1-2, p. 125-129en_US
dc.identifier.issn0165-1781en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/169085-
dc.description.abstractThe present study compared the performance of depressed youths and healthy controls on a modified mental counting task. The mental counting task was designed to capture processes associated with shifting the internal focus of attention by requiring participants to count random runs of words appearing on a computer screen. The words belonged to two different categories, and participants were required to maintain a count of the number of words in each category. Participants' reaction time to successfully update their counts and call for subsequent stimuli was measured. In particular, two versions of the modified counting task were developed: one incorporating neutral words and the other affective words. Overall, our findings in reaction time analysis suggest that depressed patients exhibited greater difficulty switching their internal focus of attention in the affective task when compared to healthy controls, even when controlling for their rate of accuracy. However, there was no significant difference between the groups during the neutral task. Results support the hypothesis that depression is related to impaired internal attention shifting when processing affective material. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherElsevier Ireland Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/psychresen_US
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dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshAttention Deficit Disorder With Hyperactivity - Etiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshBias (Epidemiology)en_US
dc.subject.meshDepression - Complications - Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshEmotions - Physiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
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dc.subject.meshMathematicsen_US
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dc.subject.meshNeuropsychological Testsen_US
dc.subject.meshPhotic Stimulationen_US
dc.subject.meshPsychiatric Status Rating Scalesen_US
dc.subject.meshReaction Time - Physiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshSelf Reporten_US
dc.subject.meshVocabularyen_US
dc.titleAffective bias in internal attention shifting among depressed youthen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.psychres.2010.10.001en_US
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