Robertas Veršinskas, Gediminas Žukauskas, Jurgita Marmaitė-Gaulienė


Behavioural disorder in various groups of people often appears independently from human will and can be caused by chemistry or genetics. Many studies show that depression related to changes in serotonergic system. It confirms and people tendency towards depression brain studies after their death [12]. Other cause of depression spread in our society also can be social – economical – cultural.
This research examines characterization concept of depression and mania, draw the meaning. Depression and mania concept is used very often in various contexts that take wide semantic spectrum. Aim of the research – evaluate depression and mania spread inside the prisons. Literature sources like method of the theoretical generalization and analysasion was used in a study. Research results were received by questionnaires (Bek scale of depression, Alman scale of self evaluation). 576 persons were studied from these Lithuanian Republic prisons: I and II Vilnius correctio-nal colonies, Panevežys women prison, Rokiškis psychiatric hospital (248 females and 328 males). Mania syndrome was discovered almost in one-third of the questioned people during the research.
The highest number of depression was among prisoners and the lowest among prison workers. Depression is more expressed among prisoners and patients than workers. The most depressed are female prisoners and female patients. The highest level of females who have mania syndrome was among patients and the lowest among prison workers. People who have higher level of education experience weaker mania compared to the people with lower level of education.

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Keyword(s): depression and its symptoms, prisons, education, mania, age, syndrome, workers, patients, imprisoned
DOI: 10.5200/268
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