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Petrie et al., 1995: Writing about personal traumas increased antibody levels and improved immune function among medical students 4 to 6 months later

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Petrie, K. J., Booth, R. J., Pennebaker, J. W., Davison, K. P., & Thomas, M. G. (1995). Disclosure of trauma and immune response to a hepatitis B vaccination program. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 63(5), 787.
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Summary:

Asking medical students to write about their “deepest thoughts and feelings” in personal traumatic experiences in 4 consecutive daily sessions showed higher antibody levels in response to a hepatitis B vaccine delivered 1 day after the last writing session 4- and 6-months later as well as improvement in other immune functions, as compared to medical students who wrote about trivial topics.

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Walton & Wilson, 2018