Depression Linked With Blurred Memory (En)
Researchers found that people with depression did not seem to have any issues correctly reporting if an object was “new” or “old,” but they did seem to have a harder time identifying similar objects, with them being more likely to misidentify “similar” objects as “old.”
“They don’t have amnesia. They are just missing the details,” study researcher Brock Kirwan, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at the university, said in a statement.
A past study, conducted by researchers at Oxford University, also showed how depression seems to specifically affect memory. The New York Times reported on the study that showed a link between depression and less specific memory, or overgeneral memory, where your recollections are very broad.