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Psychological impact of writing about abuse or positive experiences.

Violence Vict. 2005 Dec;20(6):717-28.

Antal HM1, Range LM.

Writing often helps people deal with trauma. To see if writing about childhood physical or sexual abuse, or positive experiences, helps, psychology undergraduates wrote for 20 minutes on 4 days about their abuse, a positive experience, or a trivial topic. 131 more words

Expressive Writing

Expressive writing and positive writing for participants with mood disorders: An online randomized controlled trial

Karen A.BaikieaLiesbethGeerligsabKayWilhelmab

Journal of Affective Disorders

Volume 136, Issue 3, February 2012, Pages 310-319


he following questionnaires were completed online: Centre for Epidemiological Studies—Depression Scale (CES-D), Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS), Pennebaker Inventory of Limbic Languidness (PILL), overall health questions, Temperament and Personality Questionnaire (TPQ) and COPE Inventory (COPE). 86 more words

Expressive Writing

The Perks of Being Norwegian 

I love flying from Oslo. And not in the meaning of leaving Oslo for some exciting or sunny destination (though I love that too). I mean, I love how smooth the process is. 1,461 more words



I had a familiar dip in mood today around noon and I wonder if it was the result of the intensity of my codependent energy the other day. 341 more words

Writing about life goals vs writing about trauma

King continued her exploration of writing about self-regulatory topics with a 2001 study comparing the health benefits of writing about trauma with writing about life goals. 94 more words

Expressive Writing

A Visit to Santa's Town

Today I want to share my last year’s memories from our trip to Drøbak. It is a town where Santa Claus (julenisse) has his official address in Norway. 961 more words