Expressive writing intervention for adolescents' somatic symptoms and mood.

@article{Soliday2004ExpressiveWI,
  title={Expressive writing intervention for adolescents' somatic symptoms and mood.},
  author={Elizabeth Soliday and John P. Garofalo and Debra M. Amidon Rogers},
  journal={Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53},
  year={2004},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={
          792-801
        }
}
The effects of a widely used expressive writing intervention on adolescents' somatic symptoms, distress, and positive psychological functioning were evaluated. Eighth-grade (n=106) students were randomly assigned to write about either an emotional or a neutral topic for 3 consecutive days. Students completed measures of somatic symptoms, medical visits, distress, and positive functioning at baseline, postintervention, and 2 and 6 weeks later. Somatic symptoms and medical visits were unchanged… CONTINUE READING
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