Phil participating as control person in a research study on autobiographical memory and depression. The study is conducted by a team of multidisciplinary researchers based at St Patrick’s University Hospital and Trinity College Dublin. Their research aims to better their understanding of depression and improve its treatment on memory function.
Phil, as a healthy volunteer, acted as control to make up a comparison group to the depressed participants. Comparing scores on assessments between these groups will allow the research time to better understanding depression and its impact on memory. His voluntary involvement included attending a number of sessions and clinical assessments to allow the team to collect the data.