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Maladaptive Rumination as a Transdiagnostic Mediator of Vulnerability and Outcome in Psychopathology

Department of Medical, Surgical Sciences and Advanced Technologies “G.F. Ingrassia”, University of Catania, Via S. Sofia 78, 95125 Catania, Italy
J. Clin. Med. 2019, 8(3), 314; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm8030314
Received: 14 January 2019 / Revised: 27 February 2019 / Accepted: 1 March 2019 / Published: 5 March 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Psychiatry)
Background: Maladaptive rumination is a form of negative repetitive thinking which has attracted the interest of researchers, as it is considered a cognitive vulnerability to depression. Some of the original beliefs regarding rumination, in particular its exclusive link with depression, have been questioned in the light of research findings. At present, the very concept of rumination is still unclear, so research has been investigating this topic from different, and somewhat inconsistent, perspectives. Methods: A literature review was performed in order to outline some core characteristics of rumination, explain its determinants, and discuss its possible role as a transdiagnostic mediator of vulnerability and outcome in psychopathology. Results: Maladaptive rumination could be interpreted as a dysfunctional coping strategy strictly linked to emotion regulation and metacognition that may occur in several psychopathological conditions, such as psychosis, eating disorders, and alcohol dependence. Conclusion: Evidence allows the interpretation of maladaptive rumination as a transdiagnostic mediator of vulnerability and outcome in psychopathology. Therefore, investigating it from a dimensional perspective may represent a valid research strategy. View Full-Text
Keywords: rumination; psychopathology; emotion regulation; metacognition; psychosis; eating disorders; alcohol dependence rumination; psychopathology; emotion regulation; metacognition; psychosis; eating disorders; alcohol dependence
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Luca, M. Maladaptive Rumination as a Transdiagnostic Mediator of Vulnerability and Outcome in Psychopathology. J. Clin. Med. 2019, 8, 314. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm8030314

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