Maladaptive repetitive thought as a transdiagnostic phenomenon and treatment target

An integrative review

Deanna M. Kaplan, Roman Palitsky, Angela L. Carey, Tracy E. Crane, Cody M. Havens, Michael R. Medrano, Samantha J. Reznik, David A Sbarra, Mary-Frances O'Connor

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Abstract

Objective: Maladaptive repetitive thought (RT), the frequent and repetitive revisiting of thoughts or internal experiences, is associated with a range of psychopathological processes and disorders. We present a synthesis of prior research on maladaptive RT and develop a framework for elucidating and distinguishing between five forms of maladaptive RT. Method: In addition to the previously studied maladaptive RT (worry, rumination, and obsession), this framework is used to identify two additional forms of maladaptive RT (yearning and interoceptive RT). We then present a review of extant psychotherapy intervention research targeting maladaptive RT, focusing both on specific empirically based treatment strategies, and also constructs within treatments that impact maladaptive RT. Conclusion: The paper concludes with recommendations for future basic and intervention research on maladaptive RT and related psychopathologies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1126-1136
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology
Volume74
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2018

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Keywords

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • psychotherapy
  • repetitive thought
  • rumination

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  • Clinical Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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Maladaptive repetitive thought as a transdiagnostic phenomenon and treatment target : An integrative review. / Kaplan, Deanna M.; Palitsky, Roman; Carey, Angela L.; Crane, Tracy E.; Havens, Cody M.; Medrano, Michael R.; Reznik, Samantha J.; Sbarra, David A; O'Connor, Mary-Frances.

In: Journal of Clinical Psychology, Vol. 74, No. 7, 01.07.2018, p. 1126-1136.

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Kaplan, Deanna M. ; Palitsky, Roman ; Carey, Angela L. ; Crane, Tracy E. ; Havens, Cody M. ; Medrano, Michael R. ; Reznik, Samantha J. ; Sbarra, David A ; O'Connor, Mary-Frances. / Maladaptive repetitive thought as a transdiagnostic phenomenon and treatment target : An integrative review. In: Journal of Clinical Psychology. 2018 ; Vol. 74, No. 7. pp. 1126-1136.
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