State of social and psychological adaptation in patients with depressive disorders, taking into account the gender factor




depressive disorders, socio-psychological adaptation, gender features, maladaptation, emotional discomfort


The aim: to establish the features of socio-psychological adaptation in patients with depressive disorders, taking into account age and gender factor.

Materials and methods. A clinical and psycho-diagnostic examination of 107 men and 138 women with depressive disorders using the method of diagnosis of socio-psychological adaptation of C. Rogers et R. F. Dymond was done.

Results. A low level of socio-psychological adaptation in patients with depressive disorders has been established. There is a tendency to deteriorate socio-psychological adaptation with age, the most pronounced in level of adaptability, emotional comfort, payroll, integrated indicators of adaptation, self-acceptance and emotional comfort in all patients, and in men also in maladaptation, self-acceptance, external control, and women – regarding internality. The rates of lying, acceptance of others and dominance in men and women were highest in the middle age group (30-44 years), and lowest – in the older (over 45 years); this trend is also found in men for internal control and an integrated indicator of acceptance of others, and in women – for the desire for dominance. Differences in the comparison of the older age group with the average were more significant than in the comparison of the younger group (up to 30 years) with the average.

Conclusions. Patients with depressive disorders are characterized by a low level of socio-psychological adaptation. In both men and women, the level of socio-psychological adaptation decreases with age, and in men this trend is more pronounced. The most significant deterioration in the state of socio-psychological adaptation in patients with depressive disorders occurs at the age of over 45 years; this trend is also more common in men

Author Biography

Oleksandr Belov, National Pirogov Memorial Medical University

PhD, Associate Professor

Department of Medical Psychology and Psychiatry with Course of Postgraduate Education


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Belov, O. (2021). State of social and psychological adaptation in patients with depressive disorders, taking into account the gender factor. ScienceRise: Medical Science, (2(41), 33–37.



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