A Systems Modeling and Simulation Approach to the Dynamics of Depression
Many medical problems are of 'systems' nature: they are results of complex interactions between numerous system components. Such problems cannot be understood or solved by studying the components in isolation, they necessitate analysis of the components together, in interaction; in short with a 'systems' perspective. Examples of such medical problems are hypertension, diabetes, critical conditions in intensive care, some nervous system disorders, hormonal disorders, development of bacterial resistance, drug interactions, and many epidemic problems including ‘obesity'. In SESYDN laboratory there is a long-term effort to model and analyze such medical problems using 'systems' approach. Some of the above problems (like obesity, hypertension, diabetes, some hormonal disorders and bacterial resistance dynamics) have already been modeled and analyzed in other SESDYN projects.