Neuroscience and Behavioral Physiology

, Volume 50, Issue 1, pp 51–56 | Cite as

Cognitive Therapy of Depressive Ruminations

  • N. A. SirotaEmail author
  • D. V. Moskovchenko
  • V. M. Yaltonsky
  • I. A. Makarova
  • A. V. Yaltonskaya

This article reviews contemporary approaches to the understanding and psychotherapy of depressive ruminations – the constant repetition of fixated thoughts (usually of negative content) which can be the basis for the formation and maintenance of depression. Different types of rumination are presented and depressive ruminations and the role of childhood experience in their development are analyzed, along with approaches to cognitive behavioral therapy used for their correction.


depression rumination fixated thoughts cognitive therapy mental processes resistant depression 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. A. Sirota
    • 1
    Email author
  • D. V. Moskovchenko
    • 1
  • V. M. Yaltonsky
    • 1
  • I. A. Makarova
    • 1
  • A. V. Yaltonskaya
    • 2
  1. 1.Evdokimov Moscow State Medical Dental UniversityRussian Ministry of HealthMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Serbskii National Medical Research Center for Psychiatry and NarcologyMoscowRussia

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