Understanding Depressive Rumination
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 16, Number 6&7, July 2018
Edward Watkins, PhD
Professor of Experimental and Applied Clinical Psychology at the University of Exeter, UK. Director of the Mood Disorders Centre and the Study of Maladaptive to Adaptive Repetitive Thought (SMART) Lab.
Dr. Watkins has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
We often come across patients who seem stuck in a repetitive, negative style of thinking that we call rumination. Rumination is often associated with depression or anxiety, and when severe, it can seem akin to psychosis.