Relation of chronic and episodic stressors to psychological distress, reactivity, and health.

@article{Lepore1997RelationOC,
  title={Relation of chronic and episodic stressors to psychological distress, reactivity, and health.},
  author={Stephen J Lepore and Helen F J Miles and Jeffrey Levy},
  journal={International journal of behavioral medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={39-59}
}
This study tested the hypothesis that exposure to chronic stressors, which reflect persistent, negative life situations, would have greater physiological, psychological, and physical health costs than exposure to episodic or intermediate-length stressors, which reflect relatively transient, negative life situations. We also tested whether cardiovascular reactivity, conceptualized as a marker of underlying pathophysiological states, would mediate the relation between chronic stress and… CONTINUE READING

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