The influence of anger expression on wound healing

  title={The influence of anger expression on wound healing},
  author={J. P. Gouin and Janice K. Kiecolt-Glaser and William B. Malarkey and Ronald Glaser},
  journal={Brain, Behavior, and Immunity},
Certain patterns of anger expression have been associated with maladaptive alterations in cortisol secretion, immune functioning, and surgical recovery. We hypothesized that outward and inward anger expression and lack of anger control would be associated with delayed wound healing. A sample of 98 community-dwelling participants received standardized blister wounds on their non-dominant forearm. After blistering, the wounds were monitored daily for 8 days to assess speed of repair. Logistic… CONTINUE READING

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