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An analogue investigation into the effect of trauma-related rumination on trauma intrusions and the moderating role of trait rumination and depression

Authors
  Reg Nixon - School of Psychology, Flinders University
  Rie Kubota - School of Psychology, Flinders University

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5127/jep.058516

Abstract
Trauma-related rumination is considered one cognitive process that underlies the maintenance of posttraumatic stress. However experimental findings for the effect of trauma-related rumination have been inconclusive and a moderating role of trait rumination has been speculated. Further, existing depression may also interact with trauma-related rumination to increase posttraumatic stress symptoms. The roles of trauma-related rumination, trait rumination and existing depression were therefore investigated. Healthy female participants watched an analogue trauma film and completed either film-related rumination or control inductions involving a distraction and free-thinking task in the first and second experiments, respectively. Participants’ frequency of film-related intrusions and associated distress levels were assessed within the initial experimental session, over 1-week after the film and at 1-week follow-up. Induced rumination resulted in greater intrusion-related distress in the second experiment. However no consistent moderations of trait rumination and existing depression were found. Theoretical and clinical implications of findings are discussed.

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Correspondence to
Dr Reginald Nixon

Keywords
posttraumatic stress disorder; trauma; intrusion; rumination; comorbid depression; trauma film

Dates
Received 10 Jun 2016; Revised 28 Aug 2017; Accepted 28 Aug 2017; In Press 31 Oct 2017







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