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Booth et al., 1997: Describing thoughts and feelings about traumatic experiences improved immune system function among medical students

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Booth, R. J., Petrie, K. J., & Pennebaker, J. W. (1997). Changes in circulating lymphocyte numbers following emotional disclosure: evidence of buffering?. Stress medicine, 13(1), 23-29.
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Asking medical students to describe their “deepest thoughts and feelings” about “the most traumatic and upsetting experiences of your whole life” for 20 minutes/day on four consecutive days improved measures of immune system function (reduced circulating CD4 lymphocytes).

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