Effects of adverse life events on heart rate variability, cortisol, and C-reactive protein.

@article{Ockenburg2015EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of adverse life events on heart rate variability, cortisol, and C-reactive protein.},
  author={Sonja L van Ockenburg and Lineke M Tak and Stephan J. L. Bakker and Reinold O. B. Gans and Peter de Jonge and Judith G. M. Rosmalen},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={2015},
  volume={131 1},
  pages={40-50}
}
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to assess whether self-reported adverse life events during childhood or over the lifespan are associated with altered activity of the autonomic nervous system (ANS), the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA axis), and the immune system. METHOD This study was performed in a population-based cohort of 1094 adults aged 33-79 years, 46.3% male, average age 53 (SD 11.4). Two waves of data were collected at a 2-year interval, enabling replication of the analyses… CONTINUE READING