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ISSN: 1941-2010 (E)

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Depression as a Form of Non-Specific Defense-Anabiosis
Author(s): Leonchuk S.L*

Currently, there is no uniform understanding of the internal nature of depression and its connection with the problems of general biology. The article proposes the author's concept study of depression as a state of non-specific defense non responsiveness, the equivalent of anabiosis, emphasizing its adaptive nature. The central cyclic and affective forms of response regulation, as well as an autonomous form of regulation, are discriminated. The article describes clinical characteristics of depressive conditions. The clinical outcome of depression is the primary disintegration and atrophy of the depressed tissue and secondary disintegration diseases. Senile tissue atrophy is explained by a chronic depression of the organism due to age-related sub compensation of the homeostatic systems functioning.