- Social support and loneliness in college students: effects on pulse pressure reactivity to acute stressAoife O'Donovan
Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health Research, St Vincent s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4, Ireland
Int J Adolesc Med Health 19:523-8. 2007..Socially supportive relationships at university may buffer against psychological stress in students, particularly in those experiencing loneliness...
- Access to social support in life and in the laboratory: combined impact on cardiovascular reactivity to stress and state anxietyAoife O'Donovan
Department of Psychiatry, University College Dublin, Ireland
J Health Psychol 13:1147-56. 2008..05). Self-reported anxiety post-stressor was significantly higher when functional support was not mentioned (p = .03)...
- Suicidal ideation is associated with elevated inflammation in patients with major depressive disorderAoife O'Donovan
School of Medicine and Medical Sciences, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Depress Anxiety 30:307-14. 2013..However, greater severity of depression and the medical lethality of suicide attempts could account for such elevated inflammation in suicide attempters and suicide completers...
- Clinical anxiety, cortisol and interleukin-6: evidence for specificity in emotion-biology relationshipsAoife O'Donovan
Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health Research, St Vincent s University Hospital, University College Dublin, Ireland
Brain Behav Immun 24:1074-7. 2010..Conversely, the groups had equivalent levels of CRP in all analyses. Results are indicative of anxiety-specific effects on inflammatory activity, and highlight a pathway by which anxiety may increase risk for inflammatory diseases...