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Depression and Anxiety and Memory

Please help me to understand the effects of mood on memory and learning. Consider how anxiety or depression can influence attention and interpretive bias, with some examples.

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Depression and anxiety and its influence on attention and interpretive bias

1. Mood has significant effects on memory and learning. One criteria for major depression diagnosis is diminished ability to think or concentrate nearly daily. This interferes with the patients ability to acquire new information and hold it in short term memory. For instance, often depressed and anxious ...

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This solution explores how depression and anxiety affects memory, learning and attention.