Childhood abuse and inflammatory responses to daily stressors.

  title={Childhood abuse and inflammatory responses to daily stressors.},
  author={J. P. Gouin and Ronald Glaser and William B. Malarkey and David Q. Beversdorf and Janice K. Kiecolt-Glaser},
  journal={Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine},
  volume={44 2},
BACKGROUND Childhood abuse leads to greater morbidity and mortality in adulthood. Dysregulated physiological stress responses may underlie the greater health risk among abused individuals. PURPOSE This study evaluated the impact of childhood abuse on inflammatory responses to naturalistically occurring daily stressors. METHODS In this cross-sectional study of 130 older adults, recent daily stressors and childhood abuse history were evaluated using the Daily Inventory of Stressful Events and… CONTINUE READING


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