Depressed mood is related to high-frequency heart rate variability during stressors.

@article{Hughes2000DepressedMI,
  title={Depressed mood is related to high-frequency heart rate variability during stressors.},
  author={Joel W. Hughes and Catherine M. Stoney},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={62 6},
  pages={796-803}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between depressed mood and parasympathetic control of the heart in healthy men and women at rest and during two stressors. METHODS Fifty-three healthy college students completed a laboratory stress protocol that included a baseline resting period, a challenging speech task, and a forehead cold pressor task. Depressed mood was assessed using the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). Parasympathetic cardiac control was measured as… CONTINUE READING

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