Emotional disclosure through writing or speaking modulates latent Epstein-Barr virus antibody titers.

@article{Esterling1994EmotionalDT,
  title={Emotional disclosure through writing or speaking modulates latent Epstein-Barr virus antibody titers.},
  author={B A Esterling and Michael H. Antoni and Mary Ann Fletcher and Simon Margulies and Neil Schneiderman},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={1994},
  volume={62 1},
  pages={130-40}
}
Healthy Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) seropositive undergraduates (N = 57) completed a personality inventory, provided blood samples, and were randomly assigned to write or talk about stressful events, or to write about trivial events, during three weekly 20-min sessions, after which they provided a final blood sample. Individuals assigned to the verbal/stressful condition had significantly lower EBV antibody titers (suggesting better cellular immune control over the latent virus) after the… CONTINUE READING