The Writing Cure (Hardcover)

How Expressive Writing Promotes Health and Emotional Well- Being

By Stephen J. Lepore (Editor), Joshua M. Smythe, Joshua M. Smyth (Editor)

American Psychological Association (APA), 9781557989109, 313pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2002

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Presents groundbreaking research on the cognitive, emotional, and developmental pathways through which disclosure influences health. Although writing has been a popular therapeutic technique for years, only recently have researchers subjected it to rigorous scientific scrutiny a nd applied it to persons suffering from physical illnesses such as cancer and hypertension. Rich in illustrations of clinical applications for this technique and it provides examples of how expressive writing can improve the immune system and lung function, how it can diminish psychological distress and enhance relationships and social-role functi oning. Includes discussions of alternative writing intervention formats, including workbooks and the Internet.