Papageorgiou, Costas and Wells, Adrian (2001) Metacognitive beliefs about rumination in recurrent major depression. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 8 (2). pp. 160-164. ISSN 1077-7229Full text not available from this repository.
Wells and Matthews (1994, 1996) proposed that perseverative negative thinking, such as depressive rumination and anxious worry, is supported by metacognitive beliefs concerning the functions and consequences of these styles of thinking. However, to date no studies have investigated metacognitive beliefs about rumination. This study examined the presence and content of metacognitive beliefs about rumination in patients with recurrent major depression. To achieve this aim, a semistructured interview was conducted with each patient. The results showed that all patients held positive and negative beliefs about rumination. Positive beliefs appear to reflect themes concerning rumination as a coping strategy. Negative beliefs seem to reflect themes concerning uncontrollability and harm, and interpersonal and social consequences of rumination. The conceptual and clinical implications of the results are discussed.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Cognitive and Behavioral Practice|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology|
|Deposited By:||Mr Richard Ingham|
|Deposited On:||25 Sep 2008 09:45|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 15:09|
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