Revista Clínica de Medicina de Familia
versión impresa ISSN 1699-695X
NAVARRO BRAVO, Beatriz; LATORRE POSTIGO, Jose Miguel; LOPEZ-TORRES HIDALGO, Jesús y ANDRES PRETEL, Fernando. Autobiographical memory and training in life review as a method of mood improvement. Rev Clin Med Fam [online]. 2008, vol.2, n.4, pp.171-177. ISSN 1699-695X.
This article presents a review of some of the latest studies published on autobiographical memory, life review therapy and its possible relation to mood. It begins by explaining the meaning of Autobiographical Memory and explaining "overgeneralization" of the autobiographical memory to then describe the articles reviewed. Two types of articles have been selected: those that study possible associations between the tendency to overgeneralize in the recovery of autobiographical memory and psychopathological processes, and those that demonstrate the value of life review to modify the tendency to overgeneralize and to reduce depressive symptoms. Finally, the Life Review Therapy is explained on the basis of the recovery of specific positive events (ReViSEP) as a method for mood improvement. The articles were obtained from the web page of the American Psychological Association (APA), www.apa.org and from the archives of the Psychology Department of the Medicine Faculty of Castilla La Mancha University.
Palabras clave : Autobiographical memory; depression.