Tonic and phasic heart rate as predictors of posttraumatic stress disorder.

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OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between acute measures of a) heart rate (HR) immediately after traumatic injury, b) tonic (resting) HR at 1 week post injury, c) phasic (aroused) HR at 1 week post injury, and d) somatic symptoms of arousal in the prediction of subsequent posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Fear conditioning models propose that HR… (More)

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@article{Odonnell2007TonicAP, title={Tonic and phasic heart rate as predictors of posttraumatic stress disorder.}, author={Meaghan L O'donnell and Mark Christopher Creamer and Peter Elliott and Richard E. Bryant}, journal={Psychosomatic medicine}, year={2007}, volume={69 3}, pages={256-61} }