A recent study of nearly 1,300 returning veterans reporting reintegration problems has found that those who completed online expressive-writing sessions showed more improvement than peers who had not written at all or who had engaged only in factual writing. The effects of the intervention, which involved four 20-minute writing sessions, were small. But the researchers say it could help returning veterans given its low cost and high accessibility. It could be used as a stand-alone therapy or as an add-on to formal treatment. An abstract of the study appears in the October 2015 issue of the Journal of Traumatic Stress.
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