Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

Analysis of 50 Prior Studies Confirms Reward-Processing Issues in Depression

Reward-Processing Issues in Depression

Researchers have analyzed 50 previously published imaging and brainwave-pattern studies with the aim of determining what, together, they tell us about how reward processing in the brain differs in people with depression. Their analysis, recently published in The American Journal of Psychiatry, finds consistent signs of neural dysfunction during reward processing in depressed people.