Cognitive dysfunction and work productivity in major depressive disorder
Clark, M., DiBenedetti, D., & Perez, V. (2016). Cognitive dysfunction and work productivity in major depressive disorder. Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research, 16(4), 455-463. DOI: 10.1080/14737167.2016.1195688
Although current evidence is limited, MDD-related cognitive dysfunction may have a direct negative impact on work productivity. Presenteeism is the key outcome impacted by cognitive deficits in MDD. Additional well-designed prospective observational research may clarify how cognitive dysfunction influences the MDD–work productivity relationship. Use of reliable, valid, and sensitive measures of cognitive functioning and work productivity in MDD is warranted.