Benefits of expressive writing in lowering rumination and depressive symptoms.

@article{Gortner2006BenefitsOE,
  title={Benefits of expressive writing in lowering rumination and depressive symptoms.},
  author={Eva-Maria Gortner and Stephanie S. Rude and James W. Pennebaker},
  journal={Behavior therapy},
  year={2006},
  volume={37 3},
  pages={292-303}
}
Depression-vulnerable college students (with both elevated prior depressive symptoms and low current depressive symptoms) wrote on 3 consecutive days in either an expressive writing or a control condition. As predicted, participants scoring above the median on the suppression scale of the Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (Gross & John, 2003) showed… CONTINUE READING