AN AGENT BASED SIMULATION OF THE DYNAMICS IN COGNITIVE DEPRESSOGENIC THOUGHT

Azizi Ab Aziz, Michel C. A. Klein

Abstract

Depression is a common mental disorder. Appropriate support from others can reduce the cognitive distortion that can be caused by subsequent depressions. To increase our understanding of this process, an agent model is presented in this paper in which the positive and negative effects of social support and its relation with cognitive thoughts are modelled. Simulations show the effect of social support on different personality types. A mathematical analysis of the stable situations in the model gives an additional explanation of extreme cases. Finally, a formal verification of expected relations between support, risk factors and depressive thoughts is performed on the simulation traces to check whether the simulations describe realistic processes.

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@conference{icaart10,
author={Azizi Ab Aziz and Michel C. A. Klein},
title={AN AGENT BASED SIMULATION OF THE DYNAMICS IN COGNITIVE DEPRESSOGENIC THOUGHT },
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART,},
year={2010},
pages={232-237},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002736102320237},
isbn={978-989-674-022-1},
}


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Ab Aziz A. and C. A. Klein M. (2010). AN AGENT BASED SIMULATION OF THE DYNAMICS IN COGNITIVE DEPRESSOGENIC THOUGHT . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART, ISBN 978-989-674-022-1, pages 232-237. DOI: 10.5220/0002736102320237


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART,
TI - AN AGENT BASED SIMULATION OF THE DYNAMICS IN COGNITIVE DEPRESSOGENIC THOUGHT
SN - 978-989-674-022-1
AU - Ab Aziz A.
AU - C. A. Klein M.
PY - 2010
SP - 232
EP - 237
DO - 10.5220/0002736102320237