An article from National Geographic describes how some people find relief from watching horror movies. The “controlled fear” experiences work as a sort of exposure therapy for emotional traumas. Author Nicole Johnson describes a personal example:
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Jillian Bietz is a writer and editor who enjoys doing in-depth research and exploring a wide-range of topics including all facets of mental health and wellness. She is the editor for My Voice Can Speak.