"Asking why" from a distance: its cognitive and emotional consequences for people with major depressive disorder.

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Although analyzing negative experiences leads to physical and mental health benefits among healthy populations, when people with depression engage in this process on their own they often ruminate and feel worse. Here we examine whether it is possible for adults with depression to analyze their feelings adaptively if they adopt a self-distanced perspective… (More)
DOI: 10.1037/a0028808

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