The Role of Negative Automatic Thoughts, Negative Attitudes and Intrusive Memories at Depression
Muṭāli̒āt-i Ravān/Shināsī-i Bālīnī
Negative automatic thoughts, negative attitudes and intrusive memories are cognitive features associated with depression. Negative interpretations from intrusive memories and avoidance reactions to them are associated with depression. Some of studies assume intrusive Memories features (distress associated with it and detachment and numb feeling with it) as determinant of depression while based on the results of other studies responses to these intrusive can predict depression very well. The
... very well. The goal of this study is toinvestigate the relationship between negative automatic thoughts, negative attitudes, intrusive memories features and responses to them with depression and the ability of these variables at depression prediction. Therefore, 112 women between 25 and 35 years old at Marefat Culture Home completed the BDI-II, NAT Questionnaire, Cognitive Triad Inventory, and RIQ (Response to Intrusions Questionnaire), and multivariable linear regression has been used to investigate relationship between variables. Negative automatic thoughts, negative attitudes and intrusive memories features (distress associated with intrusive memories and detachment and numb feeling with retrieval them) can predict depression, while negative interpretations from intrusive memories and suppression and rumination responses cannot predict depression. It can be concluded that if past unpleasant events do not integrate with person's story life, intrusive memories and distress and numb and detachment feeling with them can result depression.