Thursday, January 24, 2008

Worry and Rumination

Some forty years ago when I entered the Higher Education Student Personnel counseling program at Southern Illinois University, the self help resources available were very limited. Now they are extremely common. I am thankful for that fact.

The Wall Street Journal had an article today in the Health Journal that discussed the fact that some people seem to have a "Worry Gene". I have seen many people with a compulsion to ruminate over negative thoughts. We call them ANTS for Automatic Negative Thoughts.

The author also mentioned a screen for alcohol and gave readers the link. It is:

Log on and screen yourself in private to see if you or someone you love has a drinking problem.

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