Emotionally induced decreases in pulmonary flow rates in asthmatic children.

  title={Emotionally induced decreases in pulmonary flow rates in asthmatic children.},
  author={A. Tal and D R Miklich},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  volume={38 3},
This study found that vividly remembered incidents of intense anger and similarly recalled fear decreased 1-sec forced expiratory flow rates (FEV1)in 35 male and 25 female chronic asthmatic children who had no psychopathology. FEV1 increased with relaxation. Changes in FEV1 following anger correlated with changes following fear as highly as the reliabilities of the responses permitted, although anger produced a greater decrease than fear. FEV1 decrease following anger and fear correlated with… CONTINUE READING

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