A prospective study of heart rate response following trauma and the subsequent development of posttraumatic stress disorder.

@article{Shalev1998APS,
  title={A prospective study of heart rate response following trauma and the subsequent development of posttraumatic stress disorder.},
  author={Arieh Y Shalev and Tali Sahar and Sara A. Freedman and Tuvia Peri and Ned Glick and Dalia Brandes and Scott P Orr and Roger K. Pitman},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={1998},
  volume={55 6},
  pages={
          553-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Physiological arousal during traumatic events may trigger the neurobiological processes that lead to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This study prospectively examined the relationship between heart rate and blood pressure recorded immediately following a traumatic event and the subsequent development of PTSD. METHODS Eighty-six trauma survivors who presented at the emergency department of a general hospital were followed up for 4 months. Heart rate and blood pressure were… CONTINUE READING
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