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Title: Motivation and cognition in unipolar depression
Author: Downey, Darragh
ISNI:       0000 0001 3431 6255
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2008
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Major depressive disorder is associated with dysfunctional motivation, reward and cognitive processing. A clinical feature of depression is low motivation but it remains unclear whether this reflects a fundamental impairment in basic incentive motivation or a higher level deficit in integrating cognitive and emotional information in complex situations. The focus of this thesis was to investigate the behavioural and neural bases underlying the processing of reward-related and motivational processes in major depression; in particular, the influence of variable reward magnitudes on incentive motivation and the interaction between information processing and response to reinforcement.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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