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Writing about intense emotions makes us happier and healthier

Baz Luhrman’s version of The Great Gatsby begins with Nick Carraway in a psychiatric asylum, talking to who is presumably his psychiatrist or psychoanalyst (clinical psychology didn’t exist in the 1920s, nor did Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) or no doubt Carraway would be having 6 sessions of cognitive behavioural therapy on the phone). Continue reading