An Agent Based Simulation of the Dynamics in Cognitive Depressogenic Thought

A.A. Aziz, M.C.A. Klein

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 2nd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2010)
Place of PublicationValencia, Spain
PublisherINSTICC Press
Pages232-237
Number of pages6
Volume2
ISBN (Print)9789896740221
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2nd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence, ICAART 2010 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 22 Jan 201024 Jan 2010

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence, ICAART 2010
CountrySpain
CityValencia
Period22/01/1024/01/10

Keywords

  • Affective disorder
  • Agent based simulation
  • Cognitive depressogenic formation
  • Social support feedbacks

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    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.