Depressive Rumination: Nature, Theory and Treatment

Depressive Rumination: Nature, Theory and Treatment

Editor(s): Costas Papageorgiou, Adrian Wells

Published Online: 13 MAY 2008

Print ISBN: 9780471486923

Online ISBN: 9780470713853

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713853

About this Book

Rumination (recyclic negative thinking), is now recognised as important in the development, maintenance and relapse of recurrence of depression. For instance, rumination has been found to elevate, perpetuate and exacerbate depressed mood, predict future episodes of depression, and delay recovery during cognitive therapy.

Cognitive therapy is one of the most effective treatments for depression. However, depressive relapse and recurrence following cognitive therapy continue to be a significant problem. An understanding of the psychological processes which contribute to relapse and recurrence may guide the development of more effective interventions.

This is a major contribution to the study and treatment of depression which reviews a large body of research on rumination and cognitive processes, in depression and related disorders, with a focus on the implications of this knowledge for treatment and clinical management of these disorders.



* First book on rumination in depressive and emotional disorders
* Contributors are the leaders in the field
* First editor is a rising researcher and clinician with specialist interest in depression, and second editor is world renowned for his work on cognitive therapy of emotional disorders

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Nature and Consequences of Rumination

    1. Chapter 3

      Reactive Rumination: Outcomes, Mechanisms, and Developmental Antecedents (pages 43–58)

      Jelena Spasojević, Lauren B. Alloy, Lyn Y. Abramson, Donal Maccoon and Matthew S. Robinson

  2. Part II: Theories of Rumination

  3. Part III: Measurement and Treatment of Rumination

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