Terrorism and cardiovascular responses to acute stress in children.

@article{Gump2005TerrorismAC,
  title={Terrorism and cardiovascular responses to acute stress in children.},
  author={Brooks B. Gump and Jacki Reihman and Paul Stewart and Ed Lonky and Tom Darvill},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  year={2005},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={594-600}
}
A number of studies have considered whether background stress affects cardiovascular responses to acute stress tasks. The present study considers the effect of a potent background stressor with a clear onset, namely the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Specifically, the authors investigated differences among 9.5-year-old children tested before (N = 30) and then following (N = 20) the 9/11 attacks. In addition, a majority of these children (N = 37) were retested approximately 1 year… CONTINUE READING