Research on journaling
"Web-based PAJ may serve as an effective intervention for mitigating mental distress, increasing well-being, and enhancing physical functioning among medical populations."
Online Positive Affect Journaling in the Improvement of Mental Distress and Well-Being in General Medical Patients With Elevated Anxiety Symptoms: A Preliminary Randomized Controlled Trial
Department of Biobehavioral Health, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, United States 2 Department of Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, The Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA, United States 3 Department of Public Health Sciences, Penn State College of Medicine, The Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA, United States Joshua M Smyth, Department of Biobehavioral Health, The Pennsylvania State University, 231 Biobehavioral Health Building, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 16802, United States, Phone: 1 8148638402, Email: ude.usp@7811smj.
Journaling daily is a free treatment and can help people cope and recover from NSSI.
Novel online daily diary interventions for nonsuicidal self-injury: a randomized controlled trial
BMC Psychiatry, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
Journaling while in bed, before sleep, may be a beneficial sleep aid for young adults.
The effects of bedtime writing on difficulty falling asleep: A polysomnographic study comparing to-do lists and completed activity lists
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Baylor University. Department of Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine
This study finds that journaling can significantly affect one's heart rate variability; respiratory sinus arrhythmia and heart rate months after a bad separation, divorce, or break up.