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Suppressing Negative Thoughts Can Sometimes Be Healthy

A new study challenges long-standing mental health core belief

A long-standing core belief of mental health maintains that people must confront their fears to ease the anxiety and depression stemming from those negative thoughts.

Now a new study argues that, for some people, suppressing negative thoughts and worries might be a more successful strategy.

Mental health actually improved for some study participants after they underwent training to help them suppress their fears about negative events that might occur in the future, researchers report.

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