Rumination

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Rumination is the compulsively focused attention by one particular person toward their distresses, misery or worries and on possible causes or consequences. Rumination is dwelling on or having thoughts about earlier events, failures, abuse or hardship. The tendencies to ruminate often serve for factors for clinical depression. Habitual ruminators are more likely to become depressed and to carry major mental troubles, such as generalized anxiety disorder and suicidal behavior. One type of rumination, the state rumination, is connected with pessimism and serious neurosis.