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Integrative and Emotional Memory Model for Depression

LIU Qing-Ying;FENG Zheng-Zhi   

  1. Educational Center of Mental Health, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing 400038, China
  • Received:2009-04-17 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2009-09-15 Published:2009-09-15
  • Contact: FENG Zheng-Zhi

Abstract: The earlier emotional memory models attempt to reveal the pathogenicity and mechanism of depression. There are multiple factors, while each model only stresses on some aspect. As a result, it is difficult to comprehensive, systematically, accurately explain it.The integrative and emotional memory model integrates cognitive structures, self-schemas, autobiographical memory and implicit memory, explaining the occurrence, maintenance and treatment of depression from the following pionts of view -encoding processes and retrieval processes, and providing new ideas for prophylaxis and treatment of depression.

Key words: the integration memory model of emotion, depression, cognitive structures, encoding processes, retrieval processes