Thinking About Cognition in Major Depressive Disorder and Other Brain-Based Illnesses
This archived, self-directed learning activity is available for personal viewing. The program involves a multidisciplinary faculty of clinician researchers from various facilities around the world.
Disturbance in cognitive function is commonly observed in individuals with mood and other brain-based disorders. Available scientific literature indicates that cognitive dysfunction across psychiatric disorders is the principle mediator of psychosocial dysfunction and workplace performance. The BCDF course "Thinking about cognition in major depressive disorder and other brain-based illnesses" represents the first of a series of ongoing knowledge exchange opportunities for individuals searching for a more comprehensive and multi-dimensional knowledge of medical disorders. The course herein broadly aims to provide participants with a deeper understanding of the causes, neurobiology, assessment, and treatments of cognitive dysfunction in mood disorders. The intended audience is all mental health care professionals in primary and specialty care who are involved in the management of mood disorders.
We are confident that this course will also be of tremendous interest and value to academics, researchers, healthcare providers in training, as well as allied professionals in the public and private sector who work with individuals affected by mood disorders.
Roger S. McIntyre, Executive Director, Brain and Cognition Discovery Foundation (BCDF).
Roger McIntyre, MD, FRCPC
Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology
Executive Director, BCDF
Head, Mood Disorders Psychopharmacology Unit
Introduction to Course
Redefining Treatment Goals in Major Depressive Disorder
Bernhard Baune, PhD, MD, MPH,
Professor and Chair of Psychiatry
Head, Discipline of Psychiatry
University of Adelaide
Causes of Cognitive Dysfunction in Depression
Catherine J. Harmer, DPhil, MA,
Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience,
Department of Psychiatry,
Oxford University, Oxford
'Hot' and 'Cold' Cognitive Impairment in Depression
John Harrison, BSc (Hons), PhD, CSci,
Associate Professor, Alzheimer's Centre, VUmc,
Honorary Professor, West London Mental Health
Consultant Psychologist, Metis Cognition Ltd.,
Measuring Cognition in Depression
Larry Culpepper, MD, MPH
Professor of Family Medicine, Boston University
Depression Related Cognitive Dysfunciton in Primary Care