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Memory biases and impairments in clinical depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

This research project is carrying out a series of studies to investigate different memory processes and how they work, and sometimes don't work, in people with anxiety and depression. They know that the way people with depression and anxiety remember things can be different to how other people remember things, and to how they themselves remember things when they are not feeling depressed and anxious. They therefore want to find out more about these processes so that we can find ways to change them in order to help people suffering from depression and anxiety to feel better. The studies look at memory for words and pictures and the way people remember personal events in their lives. A special focus of the studies is to look at memory for emotional material. They would like to invite you to take part.


We are looking for:

Participants, who are:

  • 18-65 years old
  • fluent in English
  • have a current primary diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
  • OR have a diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is currently in partial or full remission
  • OR have a current primary diagnosis of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


  • East of England


Participants will be reimbursed for their travel expenses to and from the location where the assessment takes place, as well as being compensated around £6 per hour for their time.

Contact information:

For further information, please visit the study website here, or contact Caitlin Hitchcock at

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