Report on the National Academy of Sciences Workshop on “Cognitive Dysfunction in Depression: Challenges and Future Directions”, Washington, DC, USA

Depression affects more than 150 million people around the world and is a leading cause of disability across the globe. The main focus of treatment has been on mood symptoms. However, cognitive functions affected in depression represent an important, yet under recognized aspect of the disorder. The efforts to acknowledge cognition as a core element in depression was addressed in the recent workshop in the USA at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.