The Availability of Social Support Reduces Cardiovascular Reactivity to Acute Psychological Stress

@article{Uchino1997TheAO,
  title={The Availability of Social Support Reduces Cardiovascular Reactivity to Acute Psychological Stress},
  author={Bert N. Uchino and Timothy S. Garvey},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={20},
  pages={15-27}
}
The influence of the availability of social support on cardiovascular reactivity to acute psychological stress was examined. Twenty-eight men and twenty-one women performed a speech task either in a support availability or no support availability condition while measures of systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), and heart rate (HR) were assessed. Consistent with past research, the speech stressor was associated with significant increases in SBP, DBP, and HR. More… CONTINUE READING
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