An article in Psychiatry Advisor states that people with depression and bipolar disorder recall fewer specific memories than general ones. This is referred to as “overgeneralization bias” and often leads to people with depression and bipolar disorder recalling more negative memories than positive, ones. Self-defining memories (SDM) are links between identity and memory that form a specific type of memory that tells a person what kind of person they are and serve as a reminder of how and why they came to be that person. These are particularly problematic for people with depression and bipolar disorder, as the memories are emotionally intense and negative ones tend to be recalled more often than positive ones. To read this article in its entirety, click here.