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Zh Vyssh Nerv Deiat Im I P Pavlova. 2006 Jan-Feb;56(1):118-29.

[Aggressive behavior, its adaptive function and mechanisms of development of psychosomatic disorders and diseases of adaptation].

[Article in Russian]


A correlation between physiologic and behavioral responses to emotional stress and agonistic conflict (triad model), as well as ideas of autonomic-humoral support of subsequent activity suggest that motor activity and situational aggressive behavior are essential final stages of stress reaction and, therefore, mechanisms of adaptation. Failure in final the stage of adaptive response causes mobilization changes to be directed against the host organism itself. This phenomenon forms the basis for psychosomatic disorders. Aggression seems to be an adaptive response not only from ethologic, but from physiologic point of view as well. It has some elements of homeostatic control (together with non-homeostatic functions). Homeostatic role of aggression may be in "elimination" of mobilization metabolic changes caused by stress reaction and physical activity by means of expressive emotional response. Aggression as a non-homeostatic factor has an ethologic function.

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