Engaging Neuroplasticity in Depression with Cognitive-Emotional Training

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Engaging Neuroplasticity in Depression with Cognitive-Emotional Training



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Why was it important to focus on cognitive control as a target for treating depression? Tune in.

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    Since the thinking part of depression may involve getting stuck on the sad or the negative thoughts, there is a need to focus on not just cognitive control for information but for emotional information processing.1 And that fits with the picture that we get from brain imaging research that shows hyperactivity in the emotion-processing region of the brain and a quieting-down of the cognitive control region of the brain when people are depressed.1 To take a deep dive, join Dr. Brian Iacoviello, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.


    1. Iacoviello BM, Wu G, Alvarez E, et al. Cognitive-emotional training as an intervention for major depressive disorder. Depress Anxiety. 2014;31(8):699-706.

    January 2024 US.UNB.X.23.00076

Schedule26 May 2024