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Differential Diagnosis For Recurring thoughts/rumination

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List of current finding(s):

Relational, Mental, Psychiatric Disorders
Bipolar affective disorder
Depression
Depression, endogenous
Psychosis
Schizophrenia
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Vegetative, Autonomic, Endocrine Disorders
Epilepsy, temporal lobe
Synonyms
obsessive thinking, Obsessive thoughts
Definition

Rumination is a process that involves deeply reflecting on a situation. When rumination becomes difficult to control, it can lead to negative psychological effects including depression and phobias. The inability to stop ruminating on a particular thought is a hallmark of obsession.

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