Objective: McCabe and colleagues (2010) created Executive Attention, a unitary construct of executive function and working memory that predicted memory performance in adults. This study examined whether Executive Attention created through factor analysis predicts verbal memory in adults with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). Method: One hundred adults with MDD (38 Male, 62 Female; Age M = 38.92, Range = 18-67) completed a neuropsychological battery as part of a larger study conducted at Stanford University Medical Center's Depression Research Clinic. Depression severity was measured using the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale. Executive functioning tests included Verbal Fluency FAS, Stroop Color Word Interference, Trail Making Test B, Letter-Number Sequencing (LNS), and DKEFS Sorting Test: Free Sorting, Confirmed Correct Sorts. Digit Span Backwards (DSB) and Forwards (DSF) measured working memory/attention. The California Verbal Learning Test-II (CVLT-II) and Wechsler Memory Scale Logical Memory I and II (LM I and LM II) assessed verbal memory. Results:...

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