Chapter 1. Nature, Functions, and Beliefs about Depressive Rumination

  1. Costas Papageorgiou3 and
  2. Adrian Wells4
  1. Costas Papageorgiou1 and
  2. Adrian Wells2

Published Online: 13 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713853.ch1

Depressive Rumination: Nature, Theory and Treatment

Depressive Rumination: Nature, Theory and Treatment

How to Cite

Papageorgiou, C. and Wells, A. (2008) Nature, Functions, and Beliefs about Depressive Rumination, in Depressive Rumination: Nature, Theory and Treatment (eds C. Papageorgiou and A. Wells), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470713853.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Lancaster, UK

  2. 4

    University of Manchester, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute for Health Research, University of Lancaster, UK

  2. 2

    Academic Division of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471486923

Online ISBN: 9780470713853

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Keywords:

  • depressive rumination;
  • self-focused thinking;
  • metacognitive beliefs;
  • negative automatic thoughts;
  • stress-reactive rumination

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Definitions of Rumination

  • Comparisons of Depressive Rumination with other Cognitive Processes and Products

  • Functions of Rumination

  • Relationships Between Rumination, Depression, and Metacognitive Beliefs

  • Summary and Conclusions

  • References