From the Department of Psychology (S.C.), Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh; Departments of Otolaryngology (W.J.D., C.M.A.) and Pediatrics (D.P.S.) Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and the Department of Pediatrics (R.B.T.), Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina (now at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville, Virginia).
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Received publication July 11, 2002; revision received October 23, 2002.
This study was supported by National Institute of Mental Health Grant MH-50429, a Senior Scientist Award to Dr. Cohen from the National Institute of Mental Health MH-00721, and by a supplemental grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Network on Socioeconomic Status and Health. The collaboration was facilitated by the Pittsburgh National Institutes of Health Mind-Body Center (HL-65111 and HL-65112). We are indebted to Janet Schlarb, Jeffrey Best, James Seroky, Drs. Bill MacDonald, Clemens Kirschbaum, Andrew Baum, and the volunteers for their contributions to the research, and Dr. Richard Schulz for comments on an earlier draft.