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Effects of Partner Support on Resting Oxytocin, Cortisol, Norepinephrine, and Blood Pressure Before and After Warm Partner Contact
Objective: We examined whether the magnitude of plasma oxytocin (OT), norepinephrine (NE), cortisol, and blood pressure (BP) responses before and after a brief episode of warm contact (WC) with the… Expand
More frequent partner hugs and higher oxytocin levels are linked to lower blood pressure and heart rate in premenopausal women
In animals, ventral stroking for >5 days increases oxytocin (OT) activity and decreases blood pressure (BP), but related human studies are few. Thus, relationships between self-reported frequency of… Expand
A functional genomic perspective on human well-being
- B. Fredrickson, K. Grewen, +5 authors S. Cole
- Biology, Medicine
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 29 July 2013
To identify molecular mechanisms underlying the prospective health advantages associated with psychological well-being, we analyzed leukocyte basal gene expression profiles in 80 healthy adults who… Expand
Adrenergic dysregulation and pain with and without acute beta-blockade in women with fibromyalgia and temporomandibular disorder.
- K. Light, E. Bragdon, K. Grewen, K. Brownley, S. Girdler, W. Maixner
- The journal of pain : official journal of the…
- 1 May 2009
UNLABELLED In patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) and temporomandibular disorder (TMD), stress and pain may chronically enhance sympathetic activity, altering cardiovascular responses and… Expand
Does Self-Compassion Protect Adolescents from Stress?
- K. Bluth, P. E. Roberson, +4 authors S. Girdler
- Psychology, Medicine
- Journal of child and family studies
- 1 April 2016
Abstract The aim of this study was to determine whether adolescents who were high in self-compassion self-reported different levels of emotional wellbeing than adolescents who were low in… Expand
Association between maternal mood and oxytocin response to breastfeeding.
BACKGROUND Postpartum depression is associated with reduced breastfeeding duration. We previously hypothesized that shared neuroendocrine mechanisms underlie this association. We sought to measure… Expand
Prevalence and risk factors for early, undesired weaning attributed to lactation dysfunction.
- A. Stuebe, B. Horton, Ellen M Chetwynd, S. Watkins, K. Grewen, S. Meltzer-Brody
- Journal of women's health
- 5 May 2014
BACKGROUND Breastfeeding durations in the United States fall short of public health objectives. We sought to quantify the prevalence and identify risk factors for early, undesired weaning that… Expand
Neural responses to infants linked with behavioral interactions and testosterone in fathers
Few fMRI studies have investigated the brain-behavioral basis of parenting in human fathers. Ten fathers were videotaped and gave salivary testosterone samples while interacting with their 2-4 months… Expand
Psychological Well-Being and the Human Conserved Transcriptional Response to Adversity
Research in human social genomics has identified a conserved transcriptional response to adversity (CTRA) characterized by up-regulated expression of pro-inflammatory genes and down-regulated… Expand
Elevated Salivary Levels of Oxytocin Persist More than 7 h after Intranasal Administration
- M. V. van IJzendoorn, R. Bhandari, R. van der Veen, K. Grewen, M. Bakermans-Kranenburg
- Front. Neurosci.
- 30 October 2012
We addressed the question how long salivary oxytocin levels remain elevated after intranasal administration, and whether it makes a difference when 16 or 24 IU of oxytocin administration is used.… Expand