Reduced heart rate variability in chronic severe traumatic brain injury: Association with impaired emotional and social functioning, and potential for treatment using biofeedback.

@article{Francis2016ReducedHR,
  title={Reduced heart rate variability in chronic severe traumatic brain injury: Association with impaired emotional and social functioning, and potential for treatment using biofeedback.},
  author={Heather M. Francis and Alana Fisher and Jacqueline Ann Rushby and Skye McDonald},
  journal={Neuropsychological rehabilitation},
  year={2016},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={103-25}
}
Heart rate variability (HRV) may provide an index of capacity for social functioning and may be remediated by HRV biofeedback. Given reductions in HRV are found following traumatic brain injury (TBI), the present study aimed to determine whether lower HRV in TBI is associated with social function, and whether HRV biofeedback might be a useful remediation technique in this population. Resting state HRV and measures of social and emotional processing were collected in 30 individuals with severe… CONTINUE READING
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