Susan S Girdler

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Perinatal Depression, Adverse Life Events, and Hypothalamic-Adrenal-Pituitary Axis Response to Cold Pressor Stress in Latinas: An Exploratory Study.

Womens Health Issues 2017 Nov - Dec;27(6):673-682. Epub 2017 Aug 2.

Department of Psychiatry, UNC School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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August 2018

Safety of Estradiol Treatment in Perimenopausal Asymptomatic Women-Reply.

JAMA Psychiatry 2018 May;75(5):529

Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill.

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May 2018

The Role of Chronic Psychosocial Stress in Explaining Racial Differences in Stress Reactivity and Pain Sensitivity.

Psychosom Med 2017 Feb/Mar;79(2):201-212

From the Department of Psychiatry (Gordon, Johnson, Nau, Girdler), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Department of Psychology (Mechlin), Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana.

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July 2017

Adolescent Sex Differences in Response to a Mindfulness Intervention: A Call for Research.

J Child Fam Stud 2017 Jul 10;26(7):1900-1914. Epub 2017 Mar 10.

Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC.

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July 2017

A Biopsychosocial Conceptual Framework of Postpartum Depression Risk in Immigrant and U.S.-born Latina Mothers in the United States.

Womens Health Issues 2016 May-Jun;26(3):336-43. Epub 2016 Apr 1.

Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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June 2017

Reproductive and Appetite Hormones and Bulimic Symptoms during Midlife.

Eur Eat Disord Rev 2017 05 9;25(3):188-194. Epub 2017 Mar 9.

Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

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May 2017

Toward the Reliable Diagnosis of DSM-5 Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder: The Carolina Premenstrual Assessment Scoring System (C-PASS).

Am J Psychiatry 2017 Jan 13;174(1):51-59. Epub 2016 Aug 13.

From the Departments of Psychiatry and Biostatistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and the Institute of Medical Psychology, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany.

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January 2017

Cardiovascular, hemodynamic, neuroendocrine, and inflammatory markers in women with and without vasomotor symptoms.

Menopause 2016 11;23(11):1189-1198

1Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 2Departments of Psychiatry, Epidemiology and Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, PA 3Section on Behavioral Endocrinology, Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD.

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November 2016

Naturally Occurring Changes in Estradiol Concentrations in the Menopause Transition Predict Morning Cortisol and Negative Mood in Perimenopausal Depression.

Clin Psychol Sci 2016 Sep;4(5):919-935

Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, United States.

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September 2016

Examination of Several Physiological and Psychosocial Factors Potentially Associated With Masked Hypertension Among Low-Risk Adults.

J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 2016 08 28;18(8):784-9. Epub 2015 Dec 28.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC.

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August 2016

Histories of abuse predict stronger within-person covariation of ovarian steroids and mood symptoms in women with menstrually related mood disorder.

Psychoneuroendocrinology 2016 May 1;67:142-52. Epub 2016 Feb 1.

Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2218 Nelson Highway, Suite 3, Chapel Hill, NC 27517, United States. Electronic address:

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May 2016

Blunted neuroactive steroid and HPA axis responses to stress are associated with reduced sleep quality and negative affect in pregnancy: a pilot study.

Psychopharmacology (Berl) 2016 Apr 9;233(7):1299-310. Epub 2016 Feb 9.

Department of Psychiatry, CB#7175, UNC School of Medicine, Psychiatry Wing C, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599-7175, USA.

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April 2016

Does Self-compassion Protect Adolescents from Stress?

J Child Fam Stud 2016 Apr 23;25(4):1098-1109. Epub 2015 Oct 23.

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC.

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April 2016

Estradiol variability, stressful life events, and the emergence of depressive symptomatology during the menopausal transition.

Menopause 2016 Mar;23(3):257-66

Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC.

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March 2016

Response to Eskola et al.

Am J Psychiatry 2015 Aug;172(8):797

From the Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University, Chicago; the Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh; and the Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston.

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August 2015

Ovarian hormones and borderline personality disorder features: Preliminary evidence for interactive effects of estradiol and progesterone.

Biol Psychol 2015 Jul 30;109:37-52. Epub 2015 Mar 30.

Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, 115 Kastle Hall, Lexington, KY, 40506, USA.

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July 2015

The influence of early life sexual abuse on oxytocin concentrations and premenstrual symptomatology in women with a menstrually related mood disorder.

Biol Psychol 2015 Jul 17;109:1-9. Epub 2015 Apr 17.

Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7175, USA. Electronic address:

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July 2015

Ovarian hormone fluctuation, neurosteroids, and HPA axis dysregulation in perimenopausal depression: a novel heuristic model.

Am J Psychiatry 2015 Mar 13;172(3):227-36. Epub 2015 Jan 13.

From the Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University, Chicago; the Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh; and the Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston.

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March 2015

Hormone replacement therapy in the treatment of perimenopausal depression.

Curr Psychiatry Rep 2014 Dec;16(12):517

Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599, USA.

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December 2014

Nonpharmacologic treatments for depression related to reproductive events.

Curr Psychiatry Rep 2014 Dec;16(12):526

Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Center for Women's Mood Disorders, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, USA,

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December 2014

Neurosteroid, GABAergic and hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis regulation: what is the current state of knowledge in humans?

Psychopharmacology (Berl) 2014 Sep 23;231(17):3619-34. Epub 2014 Apr 23.

Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599-7175, USA.

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September 2014

Reproducibility of masked hypertension among adults 30 years or older.

Blood Press Monit 2014 Aug;19(4):208-15

Departments of aFamily Medicine bMedicine - Division of Cardiology cPsychiatry, University of North Carolina School of Medicine dHypertension Research Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill eDepartment of Biostatistics, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.

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August 2014

Mechanisms underlying hemodynamic and neuroendocrine stress reactivity at different phases of the menstrual cycle.

Psychophysiology 2014 Apr 8;51(4):309-18. Epub 2014 Jan 8.

Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.

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April 2014

Menstrually related mood disorders and a history of abuse: moderators of pain sensitivity.

Health Psychol 2014 Feb 25;33(2):147-54. Epub 2013 Mar 25.

Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina.

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February 2014

Chromium supplementation for menstrual cycle-related mood symptoms.

J Diet Suppl 2013 Dec;10(4):345-56

1Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.

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December 2013

Beta-adrenergic receptor mechanisms and pain sensitivity in women with menstrually related mood disorders.

J Pain 2013 Nov 17;14(11):1349-60. Epub 2013 Aug 17.

Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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November 2013

The association of migraine with menstrually related mood disorders and childhood sexual abuse.

J Womens Health (Larchmt) 2013 Oct 9;22(10):871-6. Epub 2013 Aug 9.

Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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October 2013

The role of reproductive hormones in the development and maintenance of eating disorders.

Expert Rev Obstet Gynecol 2012 Nov;7(6):573-583

Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 101 Manning Drive, CB #7160, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA.

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November 2012

Hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis function in women with a menstrually related mood disorder: association with histories of sexual abuse.

Psychosom Med 2012 Oct 21;74(8):810-6. Epub 2012 Sep 21.

Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7175, USA.

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October 2012

A history of depression in women is associated with an altered GABAergic neuroactive steroid profile.

Psychoneuroendocrinology 2012 Apr 3;37(4):543-53. Epub 2011 Sep 3.

Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.

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April 2012

Asians differ from non-Hispanic Whites in experimental pain sensitivity.

Eur J Pain 2011 Aug 10;15(7):764-71. Epub 2011 May 10.

Department of Psychology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7175, United States.

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August 2011

Relationship of fatigue and exercise capacity with emotional and physical state in patients with coronary artery disease admitted for rehabilitation program.

Am Heart J 2011 Aug 18;162(2):310-6. Epub 2011 Jul 18.

Institute of Psychophysiology and Rehabilitation of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Palanga, Lithuania.

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August 2011

Ethnic differences in cardiovascular-somatosensory interactions and in the central processing of noxious stimuli.

Psychophysiology 2011 Jun 29;48(6):762-73. Epub 2010 Oct 29.

Department of Psychology, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia 24450, USA.

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June 2011

Hormones, heart disease, and health: individualized medicine versus throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

Depress Anxiety 2011 Jun;28(6):E1-E15

Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599. USA.

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June 2011

Hormones, heart disease, and health: individualized medicine versus throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

Depress Anxiety 2011 Apr;28(4):282-96

Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA.

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April 2011

Histories of major depression and premenstrual dysphoric disorder: Evidence for phenotypic differences.

Biol Psychol 2010 May 4;84(2):235-47. Epub 2010 Feb 4.

Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB #7175, Medical School Wing D, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7175, USA.

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May 2010

Menstrual cycle phase does not influence gender differences in experimental pain sensitivity.

Eur J Pain 2010 Jan 12;14(1):77-82. Epub 2009 Feb 12.

Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Medical Research Bldg A, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7175, USA.

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January 2010

Simultaneous quantification of GABAergic 3alpha,5alpha/3alpha,5beta neuroactive steroids in human and rat serum.

Steroids 2009 Apr-May;74(4-5):463-73. Epub 2009 Jan 13.

Department of Psychiatry and Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7178, USA.

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June 2009

The association of thyroid immunity with blood pressure and body mass index in primary care patients.

Endocr Res 2008 ;33(3):93-103

Institute of Psychophysiology and Rehabilitation, Kaunas University of Medicine, Palanga, Lithuania.

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March 2009

Ethnicity is associated with alterations in oxytocin relationships to pain sensitivity in women.

Ethn Health 2008 Jun;13(3):219-41

Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.

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June 2008

Race and histories of mood disorders modulate experimental pain tolerance in women.

J Pain 2007 Nov 23;8(11):861-8. Epub 2007 Jul 23.

Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7175, USA.

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November 2007

Neurosteroids in the context of stress: implications for depressive disorders.

Pharmacol Ther 2007 Oct 24;116(1):125-39. Epub 2007 May 24.

Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7175, United States.

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October 2007

The relationship of allopregnanolone immunoreactivity and HPA-axis measures to experimental pain sensitivity: Evidence for ethnic differences.

Pain 2007 Sep 9;131(1-2):142-52. Epub 2007 Feb 9.

Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA.

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September 2007

Persistent alterations in biological profiles in women with abuse histories: influence of premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

Health Psychol 2007 Mar;26(2):201-13

Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.

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March 2007

Mood and thyroid immunity assessed by ultrasonographic imaging in a primary health care.

J Affect Disord 2007 Jan 11;97(1-3):85-90. Epub 2006 Jul 11.

Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7160, USA.

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January 2007

Associations of histories of depression and PMDD diagnosis with allopregnanolone concentrations following the oral administration of micronized progesterone.

Psychoneuroendocrinology 2006 Nov 12;31(10):1208-19. Epub 2006 Oct 12.

Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB #7175, Medical Research Bldg A, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7175, USA.

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November 2006

Effects of partner support on resting oxytocin, cortisol, norepinephrine, and blood pressure before and after warm partner contact.

Psychosom Med 2005 Jul-Aug;67(4):531-8

Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.

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July 2006

Ethnic differences in allopregnanolone concentrations in women during rest and following mental stress.

Psychophysiology 2006 Jul;43(4):331-6

Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7175, USA.

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July 2006

African Americans show alterations in endogenous pain regulatory mechanisms and reduced pain tolerance to experimental pain procedures.

Psychosom Med 2005 Nov-Dec;67(6):948-56

Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7175, USA.

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April 2006

Depression and thyroid axis function in coronary artery disease: impact of cardiac impairment and gender.

Clin Cardiol 2006 Apr;29(4):170-4

Institute of Psychophysiology and Rehabilitation, Kaunas University of Medicine, Palanga, Lithuania.

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April 2006

Histories of depression, allopregnanolone responses to stress, and premenstrual symptoms in women.

Biol Psychol 2006 Jan 13;71(1):2-11. Epub 2005 Jun 13.

Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB #7175, Medical Research Bldg A, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7175, USA.

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January 2006

Histories of sexual abuse are associated with differential effects of clonidine on autonomic function in women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

Biol Psychol 2005 Jul;69(3):281-96

Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB# 7175, Medical Research Bldg A, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7175, USA.

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July 2005

Relationship quality: effects on ambulatory blood pressure and negative affect in a biracial sample of men and women.

Blood Press Monit 2005 Jun;10(3):117-24

Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7175, USA.

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June 2005

Cigarette smoking, stress-induced analgesia and pain perception in men and women.

Pain 2005 Apr;114(3):372-85

Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB #7175, Medical Research Bldg A, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7175, USA.

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April 2005

Lack of beneficial effects of clonidine in the treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorder: results of a double-blind, randomized study.

Hum Psychopharmacol 2005 Jan;20(1):33-9

Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA.

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January 2005

Historical sexual abuse and current thyroid axis profiles in women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

Psychosom Med 2004 May-Jun;66(3):403-10

Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7175, USA.

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July 2004

Warm partner contact is related to lower cardiovascular reactivity.

Behav Med 2003 ;29(3):123-30

Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599-7175, USA.

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July 2004

Biological correlates of abuse in women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder and healthy controls.

Psychosom Med 2003 Sep-Oct;65(5):849-56

Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7175, USA.

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April 2004

Bupropion and paroxetine differentially influence cardiovascular and neuroendocrine responses to stress in depressed patients.

J Affect Disord 2004 Apr;79(1-3):51-61

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB #7175, Medical Research Building A, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7175, USA.

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April 2004

Relationship of ethnicity, gender, and ambulatory blood pressure to pain sensitivity: effects of individualized pain rating scales.

J Pain 2004 Apr;5(3):183-91

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA.

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April 2004

Depressive symptoms are related to higher ambulatory blood pressure in people with a family history of hypertension.

Psychosom Med 2004 Jan-Feb;66(1):9-16

Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7175, USA.

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March 2004

Transdermal versus oral estrogen therapy in postmenopausal smokers: hemodynamic and endothelial effects.

Obstet Gynecol 2004 Jan;103(1):169-80

Departments of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7175, USA.

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January 2004

Sympathoadrenergic mechanisms in reduced hemodynamic stress responses after exercise.

Med Sci Sports Exerc 2003 Jun;35(6):978-86

Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599, USA.

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June 2003

Menstrual cycle, beta-endorphins, and pain sensitivity in premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

Health Psychol 2002 Jul;21(4):358-67

Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599-7175, USA.

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July 2002