Volume 25, Issue 10 (1-2019)                   RJMS 2019, 25(10): 61-70 | Back to browse issues page

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University of Tabriz, Iran , nr1362@yahoo.com
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Background: Depression disorder as one of the most common psychiatric disorders involves a wide range of symptoms, and behavioral brain systems and emotion regulation strategies can serve as an effective framework for predicting these symptoms. The aim of this study was to examination of association between behavioral inhibition/activation systems and positive and negative cognitive emotion regulation strategies with depression symptoms in patients with major depression disorder.
Methods: The statistical population included all male patients with depression disorder in Razi hospital. The sample consisted of 60 depressed patients that were sampled by criterion sampling. For collecting the data, Carver and White’s behavioral inhibition/activation questionnaire (BIS/BAS), Garnefski’s cognitive emotion regulation questionnaire (CERQ) and Beck depression inventory (BDI-II). The data were analyzed using Pearson correlation test and multiple regression analysis.
Results: The results showed that thebehavioral inhibition systems and negative cognitive emotion regulation strategies had a positive relationship with the all of affective, cognitive, somatic and total score of depression symptoms (p<0.01), but behavioral activation systems and positive cognitive emotion regulation strategies had a negative relationship with them (p<0.01). Also, the result of multiple regression showed that the behavioral inhibition/activationsystems and cognitive emotion regulation strategies had a significant role in predict of depression symptoms (p<0.01).
Conclusion: This findings showed that brain/behavioral systems and emotion regulation strategies have an important role in the psychopathology of depression disorders symptoms and can be an important therapeutic target for treatment of patients with depression disorder.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Clinical Psychiatry

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