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Title

Anticoagulants and the hemostatic system: A primer for occupational stress researchers

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2021

Department/School

Psychology

Publication Title

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Abstract

Anticoagulation, the body’s mechanism to prevent blood clotting, is an internal biomarker of an individual’s response to stress. Research has indicated that understanding the causes, processes, and consequences of anticoagulation can provide important insight into the experience of individuals facing emotional and occupational strain. Unfortunately, despite their importance, the mechanisms and implications of anticoagulation are unfamiliar to many researchers and practitioners working with trauma-exposed professionals. This paper provides an accessible primer on the topic of anticoagulation, including an overview of the biological process, the research connecting these processes with emotional and occupational functioning, as well as some potential methods for assessment.

Link to Published Version

10.3390/ijerph182010626

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