Emerging evidence for emotion context insensitivity in depression

  title={Emerging evidence for emotion context insensitivity in depression},
  author={J. Rottenberg and Alexandra H. Cowden Hindash},
  journal={Current opinion in psychology},
  • J. Rottenberg, Alexandra H. Cowden Hindash
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology
  • Current opinion in psychology
  • Depression is defined as a mood condition. One key problem in depression's clinical description is determining how persistent mood changes influence emotional reactivity to ongoing environmental stimuli. Repeatedly, depressed individuals have been observed to exhibit diminished reactivity to change in the emotional context. These observations have spawned a theory called emotion context insensitivity (ECI). In this article we: (1) discuss the genesis of ECI theory, (2) consider recent… CONTINUE READING
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