Objective: Prior research acknowledges the adverse effects that depression may have on select neuropsychological functions, yet the relationship between depression, perceived quality of life and neuropsychological deficits in a sample with status-post temporal lobe resection is not entirely understood. Method: To better explain the role of depression and perceived quality of life in neuropsychological functioning of individuals following temporal lobe resection, we examined whether Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II) and Quality of Life in Epilepsy (QOLIE-31) scores correlated with neuropsychological performance. Fifty-seven patients completed the BDI-II and QOLIE-31 as part of postsurgical neuropsychological evaluation for refractory TLE, and scores were correlated with a comprehensive neuropsychological test battery. Results: BDI-II scores were negatively correlated with several Wechsler Memory Scale (WMS-IV) indices: visual memory index (r = -.317, p< .05), visual immediate index (r = -.307, p< .05), and visual recognition index (r = -.408, p< .05). The total QOLIE-31 score was positively...

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