1999 Volume 4 Issue 1 Pages 29-36
To evaluate future depressive prone personality, scores of cooperative tendency in Yatabe-Guilford personality inventory and serum catecoal amine were investigated in 35 healthy women (average age : 25.8±6.3yrs.). Scores of cooperative tendency increased as the subjects' age increased. Those who showed both of higher cooperative score and higher cooperative scores which were expected from their age, showed higher emotional stability and tended to be adjustive. However, in this group, the level of serum adrenaline significanlty decreased as the depression scores increased, and serum dopamine level was significantly lower than others. From these, it is suggested that over-adaptive women are under risk of future depression. To discriminate depression prone personality from nervous personality, serum dopamine level seems to be an useful marker.