Heart rate and blood pressure variability: implications for psychiatric research.

@article{Yeragani1995HeartRA,
  title={Heart rate and blood pressure variability: implications for psychiatric research.},
  author={Vikram Kumar Yeragani},
  journal={Neuropsychobiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={182-91}
}
Symptoms of anxiety suggest autonomic dysfunction and most of the psychotropic agents used to treat anxiety and affective disorders have strong autonomic effects. This article describes the utility and importance of analysis of heart rate and blood pressure time series to study cardiac autonomic function in psychiatric research. The variability of heart rate between 0.15 and 0.5 Hz is related to respiratory sinus arrhythmia, and is modulated by cholinergic activity in both supine and standing… CONTINUE READING
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