Efficacy of using heart rate measurements as an indicator to monitor anxiety disorders: A scoping literature review

Kunal Khanade, Farzan Sasangohar

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    3 Scopus citations

    Abstract

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a prevalent disorder affecting veterans, first responders, children and others who have experienced traumatic events. Heart rate measures like resting heart rates along with heart rate accelerations are important measures to monitor the changes in the state of PTSD and other related disorders. A scoping review was conducted to investigate the efficacy of using heart rate (HR) measurements as reliable indicator for assessment of PTSD and other anxiety-related disorders. Findings show that while Heart Rate Variability (HRV) may provide a more robust measurement of PTSD and other anxiety-related symptoms, heart rate accelerations in response to traumatic reminders are reliable indicators. Changes in resting or basal heart rates show promise in long-term monitoring of PTSD symptoms.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 International Annual Meeting, HFES 2017
    PublisherHuman Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.
    Pages1783-1787
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)9780945289531
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2017
    EventHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 International Annual Meeting, HFES 2017 - Austin, United States
    Duration: Oct 9 2017Oct 13 2017

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
    Volume2017-October
    ISSN (Print)1071-1813

    Other

    OtherHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 International Annual Meeting, HFES 2017
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityAustin
    Period10/9/1710/13/17

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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