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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Michalak, J; Troje, NF; Fischer, J; Vollmar, P; Heidenreich, T; Schulte, D 
Title:
Embodiment of sadness and depression--gait patterns associated with dysphoric mood. 
Abstract:
OBJECTIVE: To analyze gait patterns associated with sadness and depression. Embodiment theories suggest a reciprocal relationship between bodily expression and the way in which emotions are processed. METHODS: In Study 1, the gait patterns of 14 inpatients suffering from major depression were compared with those of matched never-depressed participants. In Study 2, we employed musical mood induction to induce sad and positive mood in a sample of 23 undergraduates. A Fourier-based description of w...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Psychosom Med 
Year:
2009 
Journal volume:
71 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
580-7 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0033-3174 
TUM Institution:
Neurologische Klinik und Poliklinik