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Greenberg et al., 1996: Writing about personal or imagined trauma reduced doctor visits among undergraduate women over a month

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Greenberg, M. A., Wortman, C. B., & Stone, A. A. (1996). Emotional expression and physical health: Revising traumatic memories or fostering self-regulation?. Journal of personality and social psychology, 71(3), 588.
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Asking undergraduate women with a history of trauma to write about a personal experience of trauma or the imagined trauma another woman experienced reduced doctor visits 1 month later relative to women who wrote about trivial events.

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Walton & Wilson, 2018