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Neuropsychological function and diurnal variation in depression.

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Twenty-six patients suffering from DSM-III-R major depressive episode with diurnal variation of mood were examined at approximately 8 AM and 8 PM, using a neuropsychological test battery. We found that tests of executive function, especially the verbal fluency test, were sensitive measures of diurnal variation, but that personality measures were relatively robust in that they were not significantly affected by diurnal variations of mood. The relevance of detecting and assessing diurnal change...

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10.1080/01688639708403771

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology
Volume:
19
Issue:
6
Pages:
906-913
Publication date:
1997-12-05
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EISSN:
1744-411X
ISSN:
1380-3395
URN:
uuid:0d687132-9309-4b80-b5d7-9b8df2689474
Source identifiers:
139310
Local pid:
pubs:139310

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