How do the sleep features that characterise depression impact memory?

Harrington, Marcus O. ORCID:, Reeve, Sarah ORCID:, Bower, Joanne L. ORCID: and Renoult, Louis ORCID: (2023) How do the sleep features that characterise depression impact memory? Emerging Topics in Life Sciences, 7 (5). pp. 499-512. ISSN 2397-8554

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Depression is associated with general sleep disturbance and abnormalities in sleep physiology. For example, compared with control subjects, depressed patients exhibit lower sleep efficiency, longer rapid eye movement (REM) sleep duration, and diminished slow-wave activity during non-REM sleep. A separate literature indicates that depression is also associated with many distinguishing memory characteristics, including emotional memory bias, overgeneral autobiographical memory, and impaired memory suppression. The sleep and memory features that hallmark depression may both contribute to the onset and maintenance of the disorder. Despite our rapidly growing understanding of the intimate relationship between sleep and memory, our comprehension of how sleep and memory interact in the aetiology of depression remains poor. In this narrative review, we consider how the sleep signatures of depression could contribute to the accompanying memory characteristics.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: categorical memory,cognitive bias,major depressive disorder (mdd),memory control,rem sleep dysregulation,categorical memory,cognitive bias,memory control,major depressive disorder (mdd),medicine(all),sdg 3 - good health and well-being ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > UEA Experimental Philosophy Group
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Cognition, Action and Perception
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2023 01:39
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2024 01:36
DOI: 10.1042/ETLS20230100


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