Neurocognitive processes, neurological disorders, and depression theme

Mood disorders in individuals with neurological conditions (Dr Anna Adlam, Dr Phil Yates, Dr David Llewellyn, & Professor Huw Williams)

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) can lead to major challenges in life and well being. We have shown how ABI can be linked to many mood disorders (e.g., leading to PTSD, rumination, and challenges in adaptive social identity). Building on our previous work, we are working with colleagues at the Mood Disorders Centre and the University of Exeter Medical School to understand the development and maintenance of mood disorders in individuals with neurological disorders (e.g., stroke, traumatic brain injury, dementia). We are also developing and evaluating targeted interventions.

Does working memory training reduce rumination and depression? (Dr Anna Adlam & Dr Henrietta Roberts)

We have recently been awarded Wellcome Trust Seed Corn Funding to investigate whether working memory training reduced repetitive negative thought and symptoms of depression. The findings from this study will inform future research examining neurocognitive interventions in adults with dementia who experience depression.