Rumination and Its Impact on Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19 Pandemisi Sürecinde Ruminasyon ve Ruh Sağlığına Etkileri

Sinem Öcalan, Yeter Sinem Üzar Özçetin
2020 Journal of Education and Research in Nursing  
The COVID-19 pandemic, which has been rapidly affecting the entire world, affects people physically, cognitively, spiritually, and socially due to its high contagiousness and mortality rates, its onset with asymptomatic symptoms, its unpredictable future, and the lack of a cure. These effects may result in individuals struggling intensely against various thoughts about the process. This repetitive and disturbing way of thinking, called rumination, which can occur in individuals' stressful
more » ... ls' stressful situations, can adversely affect their mental health. On the other hand, when ruminative thoughts are managed appropriately, they can empower individuals to exit the process and be replaced by positive thoughts. Therefore, during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to understand individuals' ruminative thinking systems regarding the process. This review aimed to explain the concept of rumination during the COVID-19 pandemic and its possible effects on mental health.
doi:10.5222/head.2020.31549 fatcat:dpies3hrrrhrtbzd2ke7pxxtgu