Estimation of Chronic Stress by Measuring Sympathetic Sedation Time

Masahiro Inazawa, Yuki Ban, Naoki Tateyama, Shin’ichi Warisawa

Abstract

Intermittent exposure to stressors disrupts the negative feedback mechanism of cortisol toward corticotropin-releasing hormones. In this study, this condition is referred to as chronic stress. Chronic stress causes a variety of recurring, long-term, incurable illnesses, such as major depression. Therefore, it is important to understand chronic stress on a daily basis. We propose a chronic stress estimation method using sympathetic sedation time measurements as a non-invasive, short-time, and highly accurate method. This method determines the degree of chronic stress according to the length of time until the sympathetic activity subsides after stressor loading. To verify the feasibility of the proposed method, we conducted an experiment comparing the sympathetic sedation times among a healthy group, middle group, and chronic stress group classified by the Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology. We calculated sympathetic sedation time from the trend of change in RRV at calm after stressor loading due to a two-back task. As a result of the experiment, which consisted of nine participants, the sympathetic sedation time in the chronic stress group was longer than in the healthy and middle groups, supporting the feasibility of this method.

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Inazawa M., Ban Y., Tateyama N. and Warisawa S. (2021). Estimation of Chronic Stress by Measuring Sympathetic Sedation Time.In Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: BIOSIGNALS, ISBN 978-989-758-490-9, pages 292-298. DOI: 10.5220/0010326502920298


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biosignals21,
author={Masahiro Inazawa and Yuki Ban and Naoki Tateyama and Shin’ichi Warisawa},
title={Estimation of Chronic Stress by Measuring Sympathetic Sedation Time},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: BIOSIGNALS,},
year={2021},
pages={292-298},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010326502920298},
isbn={978-989-758-490-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: BIOSIGNALS,
TI - Estimation of Chronic Stress by Measuring Sympathetic Sedation Time
SN - 978-989-758-490-9
AU - Inazawa M.
AU - Ban Y.
AU - Tateyama N.
AU - Warisawa S.
PY - 2021
SP - 292
EP - 298
DO - 10.5220/0010326502920298