A growing number of people are experimenting with “writing therapy” — using journals, poetry, and other forms of expression to ease symptoms of both mental and physical disorders. A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows measurable improvement in asthma and arthritis patients who engaged in writing exercises. A panel discusses the connection between writing and healing.


  • Dr. Josua Smyth Assistant professor of psychology at North Dakota State University
  • Louise DeSalvo Author of "Writing as a Way of Healing" (Harper San Francisco)

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