Rumination, mood and social problem-solving in major depression.

  title={Rumination, mood and social problem-solving in major depression.},
  author={Catherine Donaldson and Dominic Man Kit Lam},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  volume={34 7},
BACKGROUND Ruminating when depressed is thought to lower mood and impair problem-solving, while distraction is thought to alleviate mood and assist problem-solving. The present study investigates each of these proposals using both naturally occurring and experimentally induced rumination and distraction in a sample of patients with major depression. METHOD Thirty-six patients with major depression and 36 control participants were randomly allocated to either a rumination or distraction… CONTINUE READING

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