Re: what is a ruminations subscale
It sounds nasty doesn't it? Jargon always is designed to make the user of that jargon sound like they know something you don't.
Braveheart demystifies it for you. It is just repetetive thinking, having the same thought or group of thoughts go round and round your head. Why do you do that? Well basically you are looking for a solution to those questions or thoughts and when it comes to your decision making process your brain says "Nope, got no answer or prediction for that situation, sorry". So the thought goes back in the queue and pops up again, and again until it is the only thought in the queue.
That becomes depression if it already isn't.
I'm male and I note you are a young lady. Could I suggest the one week a month may be related to the issue? I know nothing there but other ladies may be of assistance. The reason I mention it is depression does not manifest for 1 week in 4. Once it hits you it is there all day every day. So I supect some physical cause, but I'm not a doc, just a dumb old male.
Hope this helps