Psychological Treatment of Patients with Depressive Rumination

Mahe Naz, Akbar Husain

Abstract


The concept of rumination has gained popularity in recent years and its domain has been linked with a few branches of psychology such as social, clinical, developmental and cognitive psychology as well as other inter disciplinary channels.30 Rumination increases depression because it makes it difficult for people to switch their attention away from themselves and their problems to pleasant distracting topics or activities. Rumination involves behaviors and thoughts that passively focus one’s depressive symptoms and on the implications of these symptoms, which leads to maintain their depression.21 In the present paper, we have discussed comparisons of depressive rumination with other cognitive processes, functions of rumination, psychological treatment of rumination by thought stopping, cognitive therapy, meditation, attention training, and coping mechanisms of depressive rumination 


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Rumination, Depressive rumination

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