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Prevalence of Intrusive Memories in Depression

Key clinical point: Intrusive memories are experienced by a large majority of adults with depression and may therefore be an important target for cognitive intervention.

Major finding: The overall pooled point prevalence of intrusive memories in adults with depression was estimated at 76.0%.

Study details: Meta-analysis included 7 studies measuring point prevalence of intrusive memories in adult depression.


Payne A, et al. J Affect Disord. 2019 June. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2019.04.055.