Physiological markers of anxiety are increased in children of abused mothers

  title={Physiological markers of anxiety are increased in children of abused mothers},
  author={Tanja Jovanovic and Ami L. Smith and Asante Kamkwalala and James M Poole and Tara Samples and Seth D. Norrholm and Kerry J. Ressler and Bekh Bradley},
  booktitle={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
BACKGROUND A growing number of studies indicate that low income, African American men and women living in urban environments are at high risk for trauma exposure, which may have intergenerational effects. The current study employed psychophysiological methods to describe biomarkers of anxiety in children of traumatized mothers. METHODS Study participants were recruited from a highly traumatized urban population, comprising mother-child pairs (n=36) that included school-age children. Mothers… CONTINUE READING
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