A NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL APPROACH OF EMOTION RECOGNITION DEFICITS IN DEPRESSIVE PATIENTS

Hélio Clemente José Cuve, Luís Maia

Resumen


Emotion recognition of facial expressions is an important skill for social functioning. Studies have been reporting emotion recognition deficts in Depression which may contribute to poor social adjustment and symptomatic relapse. In this paper we review current neuropsychological studies of emotion recognition deficits in Depression higlignting its neuropsychological correlates and provide an overview of frequently used measures in the studies of emotion recognition with MDD patients. We support an integrative neuropsychological approach for emotion and cognition, to understand the emotion recognition deficits in depression and the need to discuss its implication for clinical practice and research.

 


Palabras clave


emotion recognition; facial expressions; depression; integrative neuropsychology.

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