USEFUL TO KNOW THE SPECIAL CASE OF RUMINATION (MENTAL HEALTH) ARTICLE 1, 2,3
Almost everyone who has ever experienced low mood, anxiety or depression will know what we mean by ‘rumination’.For the record , this is when we find ourselves repeating the same types of thoughts over and over again. When we ruminate , we are more likely to think quite negatively about ourselves. our behaviours , the world around us and so on. We tend to judge ourselves negatively. We might compare our actions or ourselves with other people . We might even worry in a general way about why bad things always seem to happen to us.
You might wonder why part of a chapter on changing behaviour in depression should concern itself with a type of thinking .
However, researchers have recently started to understand rumination differently. One way to look at rumination is to see it in the same way as any other behaviour . It is…
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