Depressive Rumination. Nature, Theory and Treatment

  • ID: 2250023
  • Book
  • 298 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Depressive rumination leads to a multitude of negative consequences such as the maintenance and exacerbation of negative mood and future episodes of depression.

In the first volume to provide a comprehensive and authoritative empirical and clinical coverage of the process of rumination in depression, Costas Papageorgiou and Adrian Wells have brought together leading experts in a unique collection. Depressive Rumination:

  • Helps identify rumination in dysphoric states and depressive disorders
  • Advances understanding and conceptualization of depression
  • Provides new insights for improving existing treatments
  • Guides assessment and choice of instruments
  • Assists in treatment protocols

Depressive Rumination is essential reading for all students, teachers, researchers and mental health professionals interested in depression.

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About the Editors.

List of Contributors.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

PART I: NATURE AND CONSEQUENCES OF RUMINATION.

1. Nature, Functions, and Beliefs about Depressive Rumination (Costas Papageorgiou and Adrian Wells).

2. The Consequences of Dysphoric Rumination (Sonja Lyubomirsky and Chris Tkach).

3. Reactive Rumination: Outcomes, Mechanisms, and Developmental Antecedents (Jelena Spasojevic, Lauren B. Alloy, Lyn Y. Abramson, Donal MacCoon, and Matthew S. Robinson).

4. Mental Control and Depressive Rumination (Richard M. Wenzlaff).

5. Physiological Aspects of Depressive Rumination (Greg J. Siegle and Julian F. Thayer).

PART II: THEORIES OF RUMINATION.

6. The Response Styles Theory (Susan Nolen–Hoeksema).

7. Rumination, Depression, and Metacognition: The S–REF Model (Gerald Matthews and Adrian Wells).

8. Rumination as a Function of Goal Progress, Stop–Rules, and Cerebral Lateralization (Leonard L. Martin, Ilan Shrira and Helen M. Startup).

9. A Comparison and Appraisal of Theories of Rumination (Melissa A. Brotman and Robert J. DeRubeis).

PART III: MEASUREMENT AND TREATMENT OF RUMINATION.

10. Measurement of Depressive Rumination and Associated Constructs (Olivier Luminet).

11. Psychological Treatment of Rumination (Christine Purdon).

12. Cognitive Therapy for Depressive Thinking (Dean McMillan and Peter Fisher).

13. Metacognitive Therapy for Depressive Rumination (Adrian Wells and Costas Papageorgiou).

Index.

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"A book of unique chapters that should be found in each clinician′s office and each psychology student′s backpack." (Journal of Psychosomatic Research 58:(2005) 309, 20th July 2005)

"This book provides an authoritative, up–to–date account of current theoretical thinking and research about depressive rumination and its treatment...essential reading for researchers investigating depressive rumination..." (British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 20th July 2005)

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