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“I can’t turn my mind off at night – it races with worry.”
If you stew with self-critical thoughts, fret over unsolvable problems, or have a worried mind you can’t control, you’re not alone. Rumination is a common symptom of mood disorders. Both depression and mania can trigger it. We even know the part of the brain that’s responsible for ruminative worry: the default mode network.
A new form of therapy, Rumination-Focused Cognitive Behavior Theraly (RF-CBT), aims to reduce this frustrating symptom. RF-CBT has been successful at treating depressions that didn’t respond to traditional treatments.