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who fixate on their worries are more likely to develop suicidal thoughts, a University of Birmingham study suggests.

Researchers followed 67 adolescents who had received treatment for depression and asked them to complete questionnaires to determine their thought patterns. They found that those who engaged in regular rumination – thinking about the same concern over and over again – were more likely to develop suicidal thoughts than others, including those going through difficult life events such as bereavement.

Dr Maria Dauvermann, lead researcher from the University of Birmingham, said: ‘This could lead to new treatments for young people with depressive disorders.’





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