Rumination and future thinking in depression.

  title={Rumination and future thinking in depression.},
  author={Anna Lavender and Edward Watkins},
  journal={The British journal of clinical psychology},
  volume={43 Pt 2},
OBJECTIVES Future thinking is an important domain of cognitive functioning, with reduced ability to imagine positive future events associated with hopelessness in depression and parasuicide. Rumination has been shown to exacerbate negative cognitive biases in depression, and to reduce likelihood estimations for positive future events. We examine the hypothesis that, in depressed patients, rumination would reduce the ability to imagine positive future events, whilst increasing the ability to… CONTINUE READING