Rumination is a pattern of continuously thinking the same thoughts over and over. People who ruminate often have a co-occurring mental health disorder, such as depression or anxiety, which can cause a person to fixate on thoughts or feelings of guilt and shame. The condition can make it difficult for people to resolve issues and make decisions. People who ruminate may abuse substances to attempt to manage their condition, which can make diagnosis and treatment even more complicated. If you or a loved one are struggling with rumination, you are not alone. Treatment is available.
Assessing Your Risk of Rumination
Do you think you or your loved one is struggling with rumination? A self-assessment can help you analyze the symptoms of rumination. Quiz results are not an official diagnosis, but rather a tool that can be shared with a doctor to determine if you or a loved one could benefit from treatment.