Disclosure of traumas and psychosomatic processes.

@article{Pennebaker1988DisclosureOT,
  title={Disclosure of traumas and psychosomatic processes.},
  author={J. Pennebaker and J. Susman},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1988},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={
          327-32
        }
}
  • J. Pennebaker, J. Susman
  • Published 1988
  • Medicine
  • Social science & medicine
  • Results from a series of studies are summarized in support of a general theory of inhibition and psychosomatics. According to this view, to inhibit thoughts, feelings, or behaviors is associated with physiological work. In the short term, inhibition results in increased autonomic nervous system activity. Over time, inhibition serves as a cumulative stressor that increases the probability of psychosomatic disease. Actively avoiding thoughts and feelings surrounding a trauma and/or not discussing… CONTINUE READING
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