“The C Factor”: The Phenomenon that Affects Cognition

A study published in June of last year in the Journal Clinical Psychology Review shows how different mental health situations such as anxiety or depression can directly affect cognition, including memory deficits. This is called “The C Factor”.

In the study, data corroborated the results in more than 200,000 people. These findings are important because some mental health disorders can be misdiagnosed based on cognitive dysfunction.

“For example, one study found that although only about 20 percent of Americans will meet formal criteria for major depressive disorder in their lifetime, 62 percent of Americans will experience meaningful symptoms of depression.”

Amitai Abramovitch | The Washington Post

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