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Maternal mental representations of the child in an inner-city clinical sample: Violence-related posttraumatic stress and reflective functioning
Abstract Parental mental representations of the child have been described in the clinical literature as potentially useful risk-indicators for the intergenerational transmission of violent trauma.Expand
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Distorted Maternal Mental Representations and Atypical Behavior in a Clinical Sample of Violence-Exposed Mothers and Their Toddlers
ABSTRACT Objective: To determine whether maternal violence-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), reflective functioning (RF), and/or quality of mental representations of her child predictsExpand
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Components of heart rate reactivity during mental arithmetic with and without speaking
Reactivity to psychological stressors has been hypothesized to be related to the development of cardiovascular disease. Because mental arithmetic (MA) has been shown to produce significant increasesExpand
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Subjective and Objective Measures of Parent-Child Relationship Dysfunction, Child Separation Distress, and Joint Attention
The literature suggests an adverse impact of maternal stress related to interpersonal violence on parent-child interaction. The current study investigated associations between a mother'sExpand
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Pregnant women’s cortisol is elevated with anxiety and depression — but only when comorbid
Elevated cortisol during pregnancy is associated with adverse birth outcomes and may alter fetal development and subsequent adult health. Numerous studies link elevated cortisol to depression andExpand
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Heart period variability and psychopathology in urban boys at risk for delinquency.
To examine associations between heart period variability (HPV) and psychopathology in young urban boys at risk for delinquency, a series of 697-11-year-old younger brothers of adjudicated delinquentsExpand
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Attenuation of hyperactivity in the spontaneously hypertensive rat by amphetamine.
Several experiments show that spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) are behaviorally hyperactive when compared with their normotensive Wistar Kyoto (WKY) progenitor rat strain. BehavioralExpand
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Effects of body position on thermal, cardiorespiratory and metabolic activity in low birth weight infants.
BACKGROUND Low birth weight (LBW) infants sleeping prone are known to exhibit many physiological differences from those sleeping supine, including lower energy expenditure (heat production) andExpand
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Fetal heart rate reactivity differs by women's psychiatric status: an early marker for developmental risk?
  • C. Monk, R. Sloan, +5 authors W. Fifer
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of the American Academy of Child and…
  • 1 March 2004
OBJECTIVE To determine whether there are differences in fetal heart rate (FHR) reactivity associated with women's psychiatric status. METHOD In 57 women in their 36th to 38th week of pregnancyExpand
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Prenatal predictors of infant temperament.
Emerging data suggest that prenatal factors influence children's temperament. In 50 dyads, we examined fetal heart rate (FHR) activity and women's antenatal psychiatric illness as predictors ofExpand
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