Affordable Access

Publisher Website

Essential hypertension: The relationship of psychological factors to the severity of hypertension

Authors
Journal
Journal of Psychosomatic Research
0022-3999
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
33
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0022-3999(89)90046-9
Disciplines
  • Psychology

Abstract

Abstract 165 hypertensive patients attending one general practice in Portugal were found to report significantly higher scores on measures of neuroticism, anxiety, depression and general psychological distress than 152 normotensive patients at the same practice. Hypertensive patients with evidence of organ damage exhibited significantly higher depression scores than those without such damage. These differences between normotensives and hypertensives, and between hypertensive with and without organ damage are discussed and previous research in this area is reviewed.

There are no comments yet on this publication. Be the first to share your thoughts.

Statistics

Seen <100 times
0 Comments

More articles like this

Essential hypertension: the relationship of psycho...

on Journal of Psychosomatic Resea... 1989

[Severity index of essential hypertension: relatio...

on Saishin igaku. Modern medicine December 1971

The person with essential hypertension: (dynamic p...

on The American Journal of Medici... April 1950

Relationships among endogenous digitalis-like fact...

on Federation proceedings September 1985
More articles like this..