Volume 27, Issue 1

DOI: 10.24205/03276716.2017.1032

Rumination: Theoretical-Clinical Considerations

The aim of this review paper is to present rumination as a maladaptive emotion regulation strategy. The conceptual development of the construct in cognitive-behavior therapy and psychopathology is briefly described. Also, the paper explores the negative clinical implications (both intra- and interpersonal) that rumination has in the maintenance and aggravation of various mental disorders, especially major depression. Finally, this paper examines the psychotherapeutic management of this maladaptive cognitive mechanism.

Rumination, psychotherapy, emotion regulation

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