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Title: A systematic review of the relationship between rumination and suicidality
Authors: Morrison, Rebecca
O'Connor, Rory
Contact Email: ro2@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: suicide
suicidal
self-harm
rumination
cognitive
cognition
review
Issue Date: Oct-2008
Publisher: Guilford Press
Citation: Morrison R & O'Connor R (2008) A systematic review of the relationship between rumination and suicidality, Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 38 (5), pp. 523-538.
Abstract: Rumination has been persistently implicated in the etiology of hopelessness and depression: proximal predictors of suicidality. As a result, research has started to examine the role of rumination in suicidality. This systematic review aims to: (i) provide a concise synopsis of the current progress in examining the relationship between rumination and suicidality; and (ii) highlight areas for future research. To this end, a search of the international literature was conducted using the three main psychological and medical databases (Psych Info [1887-October 2007], Medline [1966-October 2007] and Web of Knowledge [1981- October 2007]). Eleven studies were identified providing evidence, with one exception, of a relationship between rumination and suicidality. This systematic review has highlighted a considerable dearth of studies, specifically of case- control and prospective, clinical studies, in the worldwide literature. Key areas for future research are discussed.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/1105
URL: http://www.guilford.com
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1521/suli.2008.38.5.523
Rights: The publisher has granted permission for use of this article in this Repository. The article was first published in Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior by Guilford Press. Publisher permission granted for one time use in this Repository.
Affiliation: University of Stirling
Psychology

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