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  • Repeated conversations among adolescent girls, known as co-rumination, can be unhelpful, particularly if it is about romantic disappointments.

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  • Although girls spend more time discussing their personal problems, Dr Davila said electronic communications could lead to more co-rumination between teenager boys.

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  • Researchers from Stony Brook University have declared that excessive co-rumination -- perhaps you would refer to it as "chatting with your friends about your problems" -- by text, e-mail and on social-networking sites leaves impressionable teenage girls more prone to anxiety and depression.


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  • "When girls are talking about these problems, it probably feels good to get that level of support and validation," said Dr. Rose, whose latest study on co-rumination was published in the journal Developmental Psychology last year.

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  • A great deal of research, including the work on co-rumination, has shown the emotional benefits of friendship, particularly in instances of physical bullying among boys or

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  • Dr. Rose first published a paper on co-rumination in 2002, in the journal Child Development, and has, along with other psychologists, continued to study it.

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  • THE research into co-rumination has looked only at symptoms of depression and anxiety over short periods and has not established a basis for predicting long-term negative effects.

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  • The term researchers use is "co-rumination" to describe frequently or obsessively discussing the same problem.

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  • The Escapist: 'The problem, according to Stony Brook University Professor Dr. Joanne Davila, is that easy access to email, social networks and other forms of always-on communications leads to excessive and repetitive discussions of the same problem, also known as "co-rumination," which can worsen the mood of teenage girls and create negative emotions.'

    February 11, 2009