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Francis & Pennebaker, 1992: Writing about traumatic experiences reduced absenteeism and stress among university employees

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Francis, M. E., & Pennebaker, J. W. (1992). Putting stress into words: Writing about personal upheavals and health. American Journal of Health Promotion, 6(1), 280-287.
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Asking university employees to write about personally traumatic experiences for 20-minutes once a week for four weeks showed drops in selected blood measures associated with stress and disease and lower absentee rates during the month of writing, relative to employees who wrote about nontraumatic topics.

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