Time-based prospective memory, the ability to carry out a future intention at a specified time, was found to be impaired in a community sample of clinically depressed adults, relative to a nondepressed sample. Nondepressed participants monitored the time more frequently and, in the final block of the task, accelerated time-monitoring as the target time for the prospective memory response approached. These results are consistent with previous findings of depression-related impairments in retrospective memory tasks that require controlled, self-initiated processing.
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Rude, S.S., Hertel, P.T., Jarrold, W., Covich, J., & Hedlund, S. (1999). Depression-related impairments in prospective memory. Cognition and Emotion, 13(3), 267-276. doi: 10.1080/026999399379276
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