Autonomic responses to stress in Vietnam combat veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder.

@article{McFall1990AutonomicRT,
  title={Autonomic responses to stress in Vietnam combat veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder.},
  author={Miles E. McFall and M. Michele Murburg and Grant N. Ko and Richard C. Veith},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  year={1990},
  volume={27 10},
  pages={1165-75}
}
This study tested the hypothesis that combat veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) experience sympathetic nervous system activation in response to war-related laboratory stimuli. Circulating plasma catecholamines, vital signs, and affect ratings were measured in 10 Vietnam combat veterans with PTSD and 11 control subjects, during and after viewing combat and noncombat stress films. PTSD subjects responded more strongly than controls to the combat film, with greater increases in… CONTINUE READING

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