Written emotional disclosure following first-episode psychosis: effects on symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

@article{Bernard2006WrittenED,
  title={Written emotional disclosure following first-episode psychosis: effects on symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.},
  author={Mark Bernard and Chris W. Jackson and Chris V. Jones},
  journal={The British journal of clinical psychology},
  year={2006},
  volume={45 Pt 3},
  pages={403-15}
}
OBJECTIVE This paper examined whether written emotional disclosure reduces psychosis-related post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms in a small clinical sample recovering from a first episode of psychosis. METHOD Approximately 2.5 years after their first episode of psychosis, 22 people completed measures of traumatic symptoms, recovery style, insight, anxiety and depression. Participants then wrote about the most stressful aspects of their illness (N = 12) or about emotionally neutral topics… CONTINUE READING

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