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Physiological Effects of Deep Touch Pressure on Anxiety Alleviation: The Weighted Blanket Approach

@article{Chen2013PhysiologicalEO,
  title={Physiological Effects of Deep Touch Pressure on Anxiety Alleviation: The Weighted Blanket Approach},
  author={Hsin-Yung Chen and Hsiang Yang and Huang-Ju Chi and Hsin-Ming Chen},
  journal={Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering},
  year={2013},
  volume={33},
  pages={463-470}
}
The application of deep touch pressure (DTP) has been suggested to provide positive effects on anxiety modulation. However, empirical and theoretical evidence linked to the clinical effects of DTP are relatively rare. This study conducts a quantitative analysis of behavioral assessments and performs physiological measurements, including those of electrodermal activity and heart rate variability, to understand the modulation of the autonomic nervous system (ANS), and the orchestration of… 

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