Worry and rumination : underlying processes and transdiagnostic characteristics

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Worry and rumination : underlying processes and transdiagnostic characteristics

Title: Worry and rumination : underlying processes and transdiagnostic characteristics
Author: Drost, Jolijn
Publisher: Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2014-06-10
Keywords: Worry
Rumination
Repetitive negative thinking
Transdiagnostic
Abstract/concrete thinking
Social problem solving
Abstract: Worry and rumination are cognitive processes that have been proposed to constitute a driving force across many psychological disorders, emotional disorders in particular. The two concepts are often referred to by the overarching term repetitive negative thinking (RNT), however whether they are indeed representations of the same process is debated. The main aim of the present thesis is to contribute to the ongoing worry-rumination debate by investigating whether worry and rumination are indeed transdiagnostic processes and whether they represent a shared underlying process. In accordance with this aim several studies were designed covering two lines of research; i) epidemiological studies comparing worry and rumination in their relationship with each other and with emotional disorders; ii) experimental studies examining worry at a more functional/process level. Overall the studies presented in this thesis yield support for both accounts: worry and rumination are highly related, are present across emotional disorders and show both similarities and differences at process level. Especially at a general, abstract, level similarities between worry and rumination seem to predominate. However, at a more concrete and specific level both similarities and differences are observed. Such differences can be relevant for research as well as therapeutic interventions. Depending on the questions in a certain research or clinical context emphasis on a more general-abstract or concrete-specific perspective on worry and rumination seems warranted.
Description: Promotores: Ph. Spinhoven, A.J.W. van der Does
With summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
Citation: Drost, J., 2014, Doctoral thesis, Leiden University
ISBN: 9789490858278
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/32032
 

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