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Measures of psychophysiological arousal among resettled traumatized iraqi refugees seeking psychological treatment

Slewa-Younan, Shameran; Chippendale, Kerenze; Heriseanu, Andreea; Lujic , Sanja; Atto, John; Raphael, Beverley


Resettled refugees living in Western countries frequently report high levels of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. This study sought to measure levels of physiological arousal in a group of resettled Iraqi refugees in Australia receiving psychological treatment. A continuous recording of electrocardiogram (ECG) data was used to examine baseline heart rate (HR) and heart rate variability (HRV) in refugees (n = 25) and healthy age- and sex-matched controls (n = 23)....[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Traumatic Stress
DOI: 10.1002/jts.21694


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