Background. Search activity concept presents a new model of the role of behavior attitudes in psychopathology. According to this concept, depression is characterized by the renunciation of search. However, this hypothesis was not investigated before. Methods. The level of depression according to Hamilton test and the behavioral attitudes have been investigated in 20 Russian-speaking patients with major depression (12 women and 8 men). As a control group was used a group of 67 healthy Russian speaking subjects (44 women and 23 men). Results. In comparison to the control group, depressed patients are characterized by the prominent decrease in search activity and by an increased passive behavior.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Homeostasis in Health and Disease|
|State||Published - Jul 2004|
- Search activity