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.
|Title of host publication||The 2nd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2010)|
|Place of Publication||Valencia, Spain|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||2nd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence, ICAART 2010 - Valencia, Spain|
Duration: 22 Jan 2010 → 24 Jan 2010
|Conference||2nd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence, ICAART 2010|
|Period||22/01/10 → 24/01/10|
- Affective disorder
- Agent based simulation
- Cognitive depressogenic formation
- Social support feedbacks
Aziz, A. A., & Klein, M. C. A. (2010). An Agent Based Simulation of the Dynamics in Cognitive Depressogenic Thought. In The 2nd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2010) (Vol. 2, pp. 232-237). Valencia, Spain: INSTICC Press.