Heart rate as a predictor of posttraumatic stress disorder in children.

@article{Bryant2007HeartRA,
  title={Heart rate as a predictor of posttraumatic stress disorder in children.},
  author={Richard A. Bryant and Karen Salmon and Emma Sinclair and Patricia Davidson},
  journal={General hospital psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={66-8}
}
OBJECTIVE This study indexed the relationship between resting heart rates (HRs) after injury and subsequent posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children. METHOD Children aged between 7 and 12 years who were hospitalized after traumatic injury (n=76) had their resting HR assessed after injury and were assessed for PTSD 6 months after injury (n=62). RESULTS Full/subsyndromal PTSD was diagnosed in 27% of children. Children with full/subsyndromal PTSD had higher HRs after trauma than those… CONTINUE READING

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