Attentional engagement and disengagement toward positive information were not associated with anhedonia. here. Methodology, Department of Experimental-Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, Roles In addition, there are several important questions regarding AB that remain. Given that depressed patients tend to also score high on anxiety questionnaires, it can often not be ruled out that any observed AB is mainly driven by anxiety rather than depression levels. Attentional bias has also been associated with clinically relevant symptoms such as anxiety and depressi… This is a Veteran's Administration Career Development Award 2 proposal for Colleen Mills-Finnerty, Ph.D., entitled ?Causal brain mechanisms of value-based attentional capture in depression.? Supervision, Conceptualization, For the TL-BS indices within each condition (Group, Index, Stimulus type, Presentation Time), see S4 Appendix. Post-stroke depression increases the likelihood of adverse physical symptoms. Researchers have found that people who have eating disorders tend to pay more attention to stimuli related to food, while individuals experiencing drug addictions tend to be hypersensitive to drug-related cues.1 For people struggling to recover from an eating disorder or addiction, this tendency to pay attention to certain signals while discounting others c… No, Is the Subject Area "Panic disorder" applicable to this article? Median scores were computed for the different presentation times and type of trials (valid/invalid), for all stimulus types. Trial types (e.g., a positive valid trial with 500 ms presentation time) with 40% errors or more were also excluded. Visualization, Yet, the current findings did provide evidence for the predicted AB for general threat words in the mixed group of MDD with AD(s) as indexed by trial-level AB scores, whereas for the traditional AB index, the specific contrast between the mixed MDD/ADD group and the comparison group only showed a non-significant tendency suggesting that specifically for the short duration trials (500 ms) the mixed group showed a heightened (less negative) bias score. The depressed group unexpectedly showed greater vigilance for supraliminal anxiety‐relevant words than the anxious group. No, Is the Subject Area "Reaction time" applicable to this article? The between subject tests indicated that the multivariate effect of group was mainly carried by the AB index of negative adjectives specifically for long duration trials (1250 ms). During each trial, a white fixation cross was presented in the center of the screen. This pattern indicates that for both presentation times the mixed MDD/AD group showed more variability on positive word trials than the comparison group. Biased attention has been studied in clinically as well as subclinically depressed samples. To test the predicted pattern of stimulus specific AB as a function of group we subjected the traditional AB scores (Negative 500 ms, Negative 1250 ms, Positive 500 ms, Positive 1250 ms, Threat 500 ms, Threat 1250 ms) to a Multivariate Analyses of Variance (MANOVA) with the AB scores as the dependent factor and Group (Comparison, rMDD, MDD, and MDD/AD) as fixed factor. According to cognitive models of depression, selective attentional biases (ABs) for mood-congruent information are core vulnerability factors of depression maintenance. No, Is the Subject Area "Medical risk factors" applicable to this article? Writing – review & editing, Affiliation For longer duration trials, specifically the mixed MDD/AD group showed heightened scores for the index of mean AB away from threat stimuli. For the neutral words there was an unexpected yet significant difference between groups regarding TL-BS Neutral Towards 1250 ms, F (3,734) = 4.58, p = .003, partial η2 = .01. Participants were recruited from the general population, through general practitioners, and in mental health care institutions, and included: healthy individuals with no history of psychiatric disorders, individuals at risk because of prior episodes, sub-threshold symptoms or family history, and individuals with a current first or recurrent MDD or AD. This study used data from the baseline and 2-year follow-up assessment (for details see [35]and the website www.nesda.nl) as the latter was the wave in which the ECT assessment was incorporated. Table 6 gives a detailed description of the TL-BS indices Mean and Variability scores per stimulus type and presentation time. The relatively slow reaction times on validly cued trials indicate an inhibition of return effect. Trials with less than 10 reaction times were discarded. Implications of these results for research on selective attention in depression are discussed. Therefore, the current study included both depression-relevant and threat-related stimuli to test whether participants with a clinically-diagnosed MDD show an AB not only for depression-related stimuli but also for threat-related stimuli. Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, London, United Kingdom, Roles Where this bias occurs Second, we used 500 ms presentation times, as the majority of previous VPT studies used this presentation time thereby guaranteeing optimal comparison with these earlier studies. The second aim of this study relates to the temporal unfolding of attentional bias as stimuli are presented for longer presentation times. For example, cigarette smokers have been shown to possess an attentional bias for smoking-related cues around them, due to their brain's altered reward sensitivity. Attentional bias to negative information has been considered as a vulnerability factor for depression, enhancing susceptibility and maintenance of this disorder. Furthermore, attentional bias has been shown to play an important role in the development and maintenance of depressive and anxiety disorders. 0.16), p = .21, 95% CI [-0.27; 1.49], d = 0.13) showed significantly stronger variability than the comparison group. Table 4 shows the significant post hoc contrasts for the analyses of the traditional AB scores as well as of the TL-BS indices. Writing – review & editing, Affiliation In this study, we tested the robustness of these earlier findings by comparing a large group of rMDD to never-depressed individuals with regard to their AB for positive and negative adjectives, as well as for general threat words. Many of these cognitive models include attentional bias (AB) as both a contributing and a maintaining factor to depression (e.g.,[11]. Yet, a recent analogue study showed that participants who reported both symptoms of anxiety and depression displayed an AB for emotional words, whereas participants who only reported heightened symptoms of depression did not [27]. Interestingly, the results of this re-analysis showed that rMDD participants were characterized by higher levels of TL-BS, specifically increased variability, than non-depressed individuals. 3.20), p = .955, 95% CI [-6.21; 9.10], d = 0.03), differed significantly from the comparison group with regard to the AB treat index. Data curation, For characteristics of participants as a function of group see Table 1. The study was supported by Accare; institution for children- and adolescent psychiatry. Third, this study focused on a task where adjectives were task-irrelevant. Is the Subject Area "Depression" applicable to this article? Also for TL-BS Variability Threat 1250 ms the mixed MDD/AD group showed significantly more variability than the comparison group with a mean difference of 0.75 (s.e. These other measurements are beyond the scope of this study (see [34, 35]for a detailed description). Department of Research Support, Faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands, Roles Methods: Attentional bias toward happy and sad faces in healthy (N = 26) and subclinically depressed individuals (N = 22) was assessed via a neuroimaging dot-probe attention task. After that, the ECT and questionnaires were completed. This was true for both AB quantified by traditional AB indices, and AB quantified by trial-level bias scores (TL-BS). Importantly, previously depressed individuals spent more time looking at anxiety-relevant images during a free-viewing task (such as scenes of people being threatened with weapons, people with physical injuries, dangerous situations) than never depressed individuals [23]. No, Is the Subject Area "Attention" applicable to this article? It focuses on possible attentional biases in depression, and whether such biases constitute a cognitive vulnerability factor to suffer from the disorder or, on the contrary, they reflect a feature associated exclusively with the clinical level of depression. Similarly, the current results also seem at odds with previous work in clinical groups of participants with MDD which did show an attentional bias for negative stimuli as indexed by sad and angry faces [29, 44]. 0.52), p = .96, 95% CI [-1.47; 1.01], d = 0.07) nor the rMDD group (mean difference 0.18 (s.e. We investigated both stimulus specificity and time course of AB in these groups, adopting a cross-sectional design. Although, the overall pattern as a function of group was quite similar for both types of indices there were also some notable exceptions: The AB for negative stimuli in rMDD that was only evident for the traditional index whereas the AB away from positive stimuli in the mixed group and the biases for threat stimuli were only evident for the TL-BS. Attentional biases may explain an individual's failure to consider alternative possibilities when occupied with an existing train of thought. The study was supported by ZonMw (OOG) (Grant 100000–2035). Validation, Attentional bias in anxiety and depression has been studied extensively with a variety of attentional tasks. Individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) can have delayed reaction times (RTs). Only a few studies have looked at AB for threatening information in MDD. 0.23), p < .001, 95% CI [0.26, 1.48], d = 0.44 (see also Table 4). Many of these cognitive models include attentional bias (AB) as both a contributing and a maintaining factor to depression (e.g.,. For threat words there were significant differences between groups for Threat Towards 500 ms F (3,734) = 4.80, p = .003, partial η2 = .01 and for Threat Away 1250 ms F (3,734) = 2.68, p = .04 partial η2 = .01. This strategy meant that we had to exclude a high number of individuals (suffering from MDD and dysthymia) and that the severity of depressive symptoms was less in the current MDD group than in the comorbid group. Cues were 16 generally threatening words, 16 neutral words, 16 negative adjectives, and 16 positive adjectives (see Table 1). Also when indexed by trial-level bias scores (iii) there was no evidence for a relatively strong AB for negative adjectives in participants with MDD or mixed MDD/AD; (iv) specifically the mixed MDD/AD group showed higher and more variable mean AB scores towards shortly (500 ms) and away from longer (1250 ms) presented general threat words than the no MDD/AD comparison group; (v) The mixed MDD/AD group showed more variability on positive word trials, and specifically for the longer presentation trials (1250 ms) also higher scores for the AB index away from positive adjectives than the comparison group. Method. Attentional Bias Modification is a form of treatment that builds on these observation. were more revealing of attentional bias than were emotional words and scene images [27]. Together, these findings point to the relevance of using different categories of emotionally relevant stimuli to examine AB in depression. If a stimulus (a “cue”) precedes the target at the same spatial location, it is called a “valid” trial. Competing interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. A double-blind, placebo-controlled within-subject crossover design was used. For more information about PLOS Subject Areas, click Finally, as this study used a cross sectional design, it is not possible to draw conclusions about the direction of the relationships that were evident in this study. All other between group contrasts for AB Negative 1250 ms did not reach significance. As you might imagine, this type of bias can have a dramatic impact on the decision-making process and can lead people to make bad or inaccurate choices. All other mean differences between groups were not statistically significant. In addition, for both presentation times the mixed MDD/AD group showed more variability in AB scores for general threat words than the comparison group which may be interpreted as further evidence for a heightened sensitivity for threat stimuli (cf. Moreover, the traditional AB-index reflects differential responding to emotional versus neutral cue words, whereas the current TL-BS indices reflect differential responding to validly and invalidly cued trials for each of the cue word types separately. PLOS ONE promises fair, rigorous peer review, Formal analysis, Thus, the current results for a well-defined clinical group of participants with MDD selected from a large multi-center sample did not corroborate previous research using a similar ECT in high versus low dysphoric students [24]. 0.35), p = .42, 95% CI [-0.36; 1.34], d = 0.24) did not differ significantly from the comparison group. After full verbal and written information about the study, written informed consent was obtained from all participants at the start of baseline assessment. People with major depressive disorder (MDD) show an attentional bias in which they over-attend to negative information while often ignoring positive information. We use cookies to help provide and enhance our service and tailor content and ads. 5.13), p = .07, 95% CI [-0.84; 23.67], d = 0.23); indicating that the mixed MDD/AD group tended to show higher (less negative) AB-threat scores than the comparison group (see also Table 4). rMDD individuals also attended to anxiety-related images (e.g., scenes of threat and injury, people being threatened by weapons) more than never depressed individuals. Yes The first aim of this study is to examine AB and its stimulus specificity within an adult sample of clinically diagnosed patients with MDD. Methodology, ADs were generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social phobia, and agoraphobia. [30], we calculated 5 indices of TL-BS based on the derived pairings for each stimulus type per 2 presentation times (40 TL-BS indices in total) which indicated individual differences in phasic bursts or “peaks” of AB expression, mean levels of TL-BS toward and away from target stimuli, and degree of TL-BS variability over time across the spectrum of AB (away, towards, or both). It is important for future research to use a longitudinal approach to test whether indeed AB for general threat cues has predictive validity for the development of ADs. For more information about PLOS Subject Areas, click Depressed and healthy participants demonstrated no such effect. No, Is the Subject Area "Emotions" applicable to this article? Given the stimulus onset asynchrony used in the current study (500 and 1250 ms), negative cue validity effects were to be expected. The target was presented until a response was made. These words scored high on subjective familiarity in an earlier study investigating 740 Dutch words on affective and subjective familiarity [48]. Participants were asked to focus their attention on the fixation cross and to respond as quickly and correctly as possible by pressing the left key of a response box when the target was presented on the left side or by pressing the right key of the response box when the target was presented on the right side. In contrast to our hypotheses, there were no ABs for negative or positive information, regardless of the task and the groups. Research has shown that many different factors can bias our attention, from external events and stimuli (such as a perceived threat to our safety) to internal states (such as hunger or sadness). Together, this pattern indicates that the mixed MDD/AD group showed larger AB scores towards shortly presented threat words as well as larger AB scores away from longer presented threat words than the comparison group. To examine whether in line with predictions, the effect of group was mainly due to more variability for threat in the mixed MDD/AD group we used Dunnett’s method for multiple comparisons (two sided). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0205154.t006. This study tested the presence of AB for negative adjectives in MDD. The current findings cast some doubt on the robustness of these earlier findings. Participants also completed trait and state psychological measures and provided saliva samples for cortisol analysis. A meta-analysis by Bar-Haim et al. We therefore measured AB both for shorter and longer presentation times. Neither the association between AB toward negative information and brooding nor the one between AB away from positive stimuli and anhedonia was significant. According to the cognitive model of depression, patients with depression exhibit a negative attentional bias that is manifested by their prioritization of negative cognitive stimuli. Thus, heightened AB for negative or a lowered AB for positive adjectives seems not to be critically involved in the maintenance of MDD. Given recent findings highlighting the potential relevance of fluctuations in AB[30], in the current study we not only relied on traditional AB indices, but also took the trial-by-trial AB variation into account. Data curation, One of these studies presented participants with sets of depression-related, anxiety-related, positive, and neutral images and tracked participants’ eye-movements. Conceptualization, This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Published by Elsevier Inc. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.comppsych.2020.152173. The ECT was introduced during the 2-year follow up measurements and was completed by 2128 out of 2596 (81.97%) participants (61.9% female; mean age 43.63 years, SD = 14.06); 468 (18.02%) participants had no or too little ECT data (e.g., those interviewed over the phone or at home). We presumed that participants with MDD (with and without ADs) would show weaker AB for positive adjectives independent of presentation time. [55]), this AB may reflect a heightened sensitivity for negative adjectives. Cognitive Bias Modification (CBM), also known as Attentional Bias Training (ABT), is a computer-based therapy that works by gradually changing your attentional bias. These studies seem to support the hypothesis that even after recovery of depression, heightened AB for negative and lowered AB for positive information remains, possibly increasing the risk of relapse or recurrence. broad scope, and wide readership – a perfect fit for your research every time. We replaced these outliers with the group mean for that index plus (or minus) 3 SDs. Because the NESDA is a naturalistic study, medication use was not under experimental control and analyses were conducted regardless of the use of medication. Therefore, the current study distinguished between groups of participants with MDD (and no AD) and participants with MDD and comorbid AD. 0.41), p = .95, 95% CI [-0.81; 1.18], d = 0.08) nor the rMDD group (mean difference 0.28 (s.e. Apart from the conceptual criticisms with regard to TL-BS (e.g.,[33]), it is important to note that we measured AB with an ECT instead of a visual probe task (VPT), and used four instead of three categories of stimuli (as[30, 31]). To condense the result section, we restricted the report of the main analyses of the TL-BS to Mean TL-BS Towards and Mean TL-BS Away, and left out the analyses of the TL-BS peak indices, as there was a high correlation between Mean and Peak TL-BS parameters (r = .82 to .88); in line with this, Peak TL-BS Towards and Away indices showed the same pattern of results as those reported for Mean Towards and Away indices, respectively. Writing – original draft, The lifetime Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI, lifetime version 2.1;[38]) was used to diagnose anxiety (panic disorder with agoraphobia, panic disorder without agoraphobia, agoraphobia without panic disorder, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder) and depressive disorders according to DSM-IV criteria [39]. Neither the MDD group (mean difference 0.18 (s.e. 0.25), p < .01, 95% CI [0.27; 1.49], d = 0.38. Less negative AB scores were indicative of a weaker inhibition of return effect (see [55]). The total score of the IDS-SR was used as an index for the severity of depression. However, systematic reviews point to limited efficacy in terms of remission, response rates and long-term effects for both pharmacological [1] … Previous studies have reported that clinically depressed subjects orient their attention toward negative faces rather than neutral or positive faces [ 5 ]. General exclusion criteria were presence of a psychiatric disorder other than depressive or AD (e.g., psychosis, bipolar disorder, severe addictive disorder) or lack of fluency in Dutch. [30]to examine the temporal dynamics of AB. Unexpectedly, the group of remitted participants also showed evidence for a threat bias as indexed by heightened variability in AB for general threat words (1250 ms trials). (2007) found evidence of threat-related attentional bias in anxiety in reaction time-based studies using the Stroop task ( Stroop, 1935 ) and the visual probe task ( MacLeod et al., 1986 ), but not the spatial cueing task ( Posner, 1980 ). At baseline, a total of 748 (25.1% of the total sample) respondents were using antidepressants [34]. Against predictions, there was no specific AB in the group of MDD, neither for negative nor for positive adjectives. 0.32), p < .01, 95% CI [0.26; 1.83], d = 0.36. The concept of attentional bias (AB) toward mood-congruent stimuli refers to a differential allocation of attentional resources toward emotional stimuli (e.g., sad faces) compared to neutral stimuli (e.g., neutral faces… Investigation, This pattern indicates that for both presentation times the mixed MDD/AD group showed more variability in AB for general threat words than the comparison group, whereas the rMDD group also showed more variability in AB for general threat words than the comparison group but only for short duration trials (500 ms). Department of Psychiatry, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Roles They were asked to ignore any other information that would be presented. In this way, the ECT measured the tendency to automatically (non-intentionally) focus attention on stimuli; perhaps more controlled (overt) spontaneous AB processes that can be indexed in free viewing tasks (e.g.,[61]) are more important in MDD. The latter explanation would also be consistent with the finding that specifically participants of the mixed MDD/AD group also showed heightened TL-BS scores away from positive stimuli. In accordance with the view that the traditional and the current temporal indices represent different aspects of AB, the correlations between these indices were very small. the ECT used in this study, were included. Below we discuss these findings in relation to the key issues that this study aimed to address. Copyright © 2020 Elsevier B.V. or its licensors or contributors. Roles In line with our hypothesis only the mixed MDD/AD group tended to differ from the comparison group (mean difference 11.41 ms (s.e. After completing the assessment, participants were compensated with a €15 gift certificate and travel expenses. It seems plausible that the mixed results of AB studies in participants with MDD, rMDD and/or the mixed participants can be untangled using the temporal dynamics of AB. Previous studies in currently depressed individuals suggest attentional biases pertain specifically to sad/dysphoric stimuli, while threat-related stimuli elicit attentional biases in currently anxious individuals (Gotlib et al., 2004). The aims of attentional bias modification is to reduce anxiety by attenuating bias towards threatening information. The mixed MDD/AD group showed a higher trial-level AB score away from positive adjectives (1250 ms) than the comparisons. Yes Consistent with the view that AB is involved in depression, findings of a meta-analysis covering 29 empirical studies using emotional Stroop or dot probe tasks in individuals with depressive complaints (clinical depression, nonclinical dysphoria, induced depressive mood) havorted the view that depression is associated with biased attention to negative information [12]. In the original exogenous cueing paradigm [41], participants are asked to detect a visual target presented at a left or right peripheral location. Resources, Neither clinical nor subclinical depression was characterized by attentional biases. These clinical groups were contrasted with participants without a history of MDD or ADs. These groups consisted of participants with pure MDD without a history of AD, participants with both MDD and AD (mixed group), and individuals who were remitted from MDD (rMDD). The process of AB might not only be specific for diagnoses but could also play a transdiagnostic role in psychopathology. The difference between groups for Neutral 500 ms just fell short of significance (F (3,871) = 2.53, p = .05, partial η2 = .009). 0.22), p = .006, 95% CI [0.16; 1.25], d = 0.36). This study was designed to examine selective processing of emotional information in depression. The aims of attentional tasks show weaker AB for negative information has been shown to play an important next would. 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