Temporal inabilities and decision-making capacity in depression

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Wayne Martin
University of Essex
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We report on an interview-based study of decision-making capacity in two classes of patients suffering from depression. Developing a method of second-person hermeneutic phenomenology, we articulate the distinctive combination of temporal agility and temporal inability characteristic of the experience of severely depressed patients. We argue that a cluster of decision-specific temporal abilities is a critical element of decision-making capacity, and we show that loss of these abilities is a risk factor distinguishing severely depressed patients from mildly/moderately depressed patients. We explore the legal and clinical consequences of this result
Keywords Decision-making capacity  Mental capacity  Depression  Phenomenology  Temporality  Hope  MacCAT-T
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