Depression and Anhedonia: The Effects on Anticipated, Experienced, and Recalled Pleasure

Time and Location
Poster Session I - Board: I-061
Thursday May 22, 2008, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Exhibit Hall

Kaitlin E. Hanley
The Pennsylvania State University

Yulia E. Chentsova Dutton
Georgetown University

Anhedonia is a key symptom of major depression. Reports of anhedonia may reflect a deficit in anticipation, online experience or recall of pleasure. Participants in this study reported anticipated, experienced and recalled pleasure in response to tasting chocolates. Depressive symptoms predicted deficits in anticipated, but not experienced or recalled pleasure.

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