Rumination as a Transdiagnostic Risk Factor Linking Psychological Trauma, Mental Health and Substance Use: Examinations among Young Adults and Military Personnel

Mood Disorders Centre Think Tank Seminar Series

A Mood Disorders Centre seminar
Date27 May 2022
Time12:00 to 13:00
PlaceOnline via Zoom

Our guest speaker is Adrian J. Bravo from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia


Response Styles Theory posits that rumination: 1) enhances negative thinking, 2) impairs problem solving, 3) interferes with instrumental behavior (i.e., reducing motivation to engage in alleviating behaviors), and 4) erodes social support. Further, recent research has indicated that rumination may be a multi-dimensional construct with various facets relating to different psychological outcomes. The present talk will present research examining ruminative thinking (examined in a multidimensional framework) as a key mechanism linking negative affect to problematic substance use among young adult college students from various countries. Moreover, I will present findings examining rumination as a mechanism linking moral injury (a newer form of trauma) and mental health outcomes among military personnel. Finally, I present recently published research comparing relationships among PTSD, four facets of rumination (problem focused, counterfactual, repetitive and anticipatory thoughts) and mental health outcomes in military and non-military college students.

OrganizerMood Disorders Centre

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