The Computerized Assessment Battery for Depression from CogniFit is a complete assessment to detect possible symptoms of depression. It is a tool that allows a professional to conduct an exhaustive exploration of the patient's cognitive level and confirm or discard the possibility of a depressive disorder.
Online Neuropsychological Assessment Battery-Instrument to help with the detection and diagnosis of Depression (CAB-DP)
Cognitive Assessment for Depression
Explore brain areas that may be affected by a Depressive Disorder
Assess and analyze possible cognitive alterations
The professional will be able to use the results gathered from the assessment to indicate the patient's mental state. This report will show the level of deterioration in each of the assessed cognitive skill with simple tables and charts.
In the depression assessment, many different cognitive skills are assessed. The tasks will measure the different cognitive skills that may be affected by depression.
- Memory area: Short-term memory and working memory.
- Perception area: Spatial perception and visual perception.
- Attention area: Focus, updating, and inhibition.
- Coordination area: Hand-eye coordination and response time.
- Reasoning area: Planning, processing speed, and shifting.
Battery of tasks and tests for the cognitive evaluation of people with depression
- Duration: The battery will take about 15-20 minutes.
- Scoring: Computerized.
- Audience: Children (6+) and adults.
Neuropsychological environments analyzed and their relation to depression
Scientific documentation: validated battery of tasks
This cognitive assessment for depression was made possible by the most recent studies, where valuable information was used to create the basis of the assessment.
The depression battery is made up of tasks that analyze a total of 12 cognitive skills. According to recent studies, these are the cognitive skills that will be most affected by depression. All of these skills have passed through a strict control of scientific validation. The reliability results received very satisfactory results.
The set of cognitive skills that are analyzed with this cognitive assessment are divided into different parts. Depression most affects the following areas.
MEMORY: When you have depression, the amygdala, located in the temporal lobes in the brain, is affected. It is in charge of consolidating information.
ATTENTION: Most people with depression have trouble playing attention. Some of the most important reasons behind this lack of attention are fatigue, disappointment and loss of interest in things around them.
PERCEPTION: People with depression have a distorted perception of themselves and the world around them. This distortion is caused by their emotional state, which causes their perception to be biased depending on their current state.
COORDINATION: Movements are slower and coordination is more awkward. This causes a psychomotor delay, which makes coordination weaker.
REASONING: There are different ways to think or reason when you're depressed. Someone with depression may have cognitive distortions. In other words, they don't process information correctly. Reasoning is one of the bases of negative thinking.
The goal of the cognitive assessment battery for depression is to provide an assessment of the cognitive state of the patient. It provides the professional with a tool that will help them detect possible symptoms of a depressive disorder. Thanks to the results from the computerized report, the professional will be able to see the deficits in certain cognitive skills and provide a possible diagnosis.
The cognitive assessment for depression has been validated by a scientific method based on evidence. The program will create a cognitive profile for each user with the help of CogniFit's sophisticated algorithms.
The CogniFit system will assess each one of the cognitive skills assigned, and will gather scores for each of the analyzed cognitive skills. All of the results will be presented in graphs and tables, which will allow the professional to be able to easily interpret a possible diagnosis.
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