The Role of Thought Suppression in Depressive Rumination

@article{Wenzlaff2003TheRO,
  title={The Role of Thought Suppression in Depressive Rumination},
  author={Richard M. Wenzlaff and David D. Luxton},
  journal={Cognitive Therapy and Research},
  year={2003},
  volume={27},
  pages={293-308}
}
Previous research has shown that thought suppression can ironically enhance the accessibility of negative thoughts when mental control is disabled by competing cognitive demands. This study provided a longitudinal test of the prediction that the combination of thought suppression and stress can promote depressive rumination. An initial assessment identified high and low suppressors who had low levels of rumination and depression. Approximately 10 weeks later, high suppressors—who had… CONTINUE READING

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