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Even during apparent remission, residual symptoms of MDD are common. Despite a lifted mood, patients often experience problems like sleep disturbances, low energy, and pessimism.1
Cognitive symptoms are also a particularly common residual symptom, with many patients complaining of a ‘foggy mind’, difficulty concentrating, attention problems or memory lapses.
This can cause problems when patients, not connecting their cognitive symptoms with their depression, fail to bring them to the attention of their clinician.1 In this video, Dr Josefina Tan Ly Uson discusses the impact of residual cognitive symptoms in MDD, and the importance of thoroughly investigating a patient’s symptoms in order to provide the most appropriate treatment.
“They don’t associate the cognitive symptoms with their depression, so it’s very important, as clinicians, that we ask them – in detail – what their cognitive problems are” – Dr Josefina Tan Ly Uson
See the full interview form Dr Josefina Tan Ly Uson here:
Dr Josefina Tan Ly Uson. Symptoms of MDD. Available at: https://youtu.be/ZVCgZ5xDhlE Accessed: October 2017.