Emotional stress and heart rate variability measures associated with cardiovascular risk in relocated Katrina survivors.

@article{Tucker2012EmotionalSA,
  title={Emotional stress and heart rate variability measures associated with cardiovascular risk in relocated Katrina survivors.},
  author={Phebe M Tucker and Betty Pfefferbaum and Haekyung Jeon-Slaughter and Qaiser Jabeen Khan and Theresa S Garton},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={74 2},
  pages={160-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To explore the effects of hurricane exposure and forced relocation on the mind and body, we compared psychiatric diagnoses and symptoms with heart rate variability (HRV) for 34 relocated Katrina survivors and 34 demographically matched controls. METHODS All participants were healthy and free of psychiatric and cardiovascular medications. We measured symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale 1) and depression (Beck Depression Inventory), Axis… CONTINUE READING
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