A systematic review of the relationship between rumination and suicidality

Morrison, R. and O'Connor, R. C. (2008) A systematic review of the relationship between rumination and suicidality. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 38(5), pp. 523-538. (doi:10.1521/suli.2008.38.5.523)

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Abstract

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.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:O'Connor, Professor Rory
Authors: Morrison, R., and O'Connor, R. C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Journal Name:Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
ISSN:0363-0234
ISSN (Online):1943-278X

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