ERIC Number: EJ818345
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
A Systematic Review of the Relationship between Rumination and Suicidality
Morrison, Rebecca; O'Connor, Rory C.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v38 n5 p523-538 Oct 2008
Rumination has been persistently implicated in the etiology of hopelessness and depression, which are proximal predictors of suicidality. As a result, researchers have started to examine the role of rumination in suicidality. This systematic review provides a concise synopsis of the current progress in examining the relationship between rumination and suicidality, and highlights areas for future research. A search of the international literature was conducted using the three main psychological and medical databases. Eleven studies were identified providing evidence, with one exception, of a relationship between rumination and suicidality. This review also highlights the considerable dearth of studies on this area of concern, specifically of case-control and prospective, clinical studies, in the worldwide literature.
Descriptors: Suicide, Etiology, Depression (Psychology), Cognitive Processes, Psychological Patterns, At Risk Persons, Predictor Variables, Literature Reviews
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