What is Free Writing?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications


Generic name: Writing

Free writing generally involves a process of writing for a set period of time without taking time for corrections and writing whatever comes to mind without judgment or censoring.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bipolar disorder 2 0
Depressed mood 1 0
Distress 1 0
General health 1 0
Improve communication 1 0
Major depressive disorder 1 0

Show all 8 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Free Writing

Side effect Patients


Based on patients currently using Free Writing

Dosage Patients
20 min daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Free Writing

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
See 1 patient who's stopped using Free Writing


Currently using Free Writing

Duration Patients
10 years or more 1

Stopped using Free Writing

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Free Writing.