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Interpersonal aspects of blood pressure control.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7061999     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Recent observations of large, consistent increases in blood pressure during human communication prompted a reassessment of the role of interpersonal factors in the behavioral control of hypertension. It was noted that the conceptual framework around which earlier behavioral studies have been carried out, as well as in the physical methods of pressure determination themselves, have contributed to a general lack of information about the role of interpersonal interactions in hypertension. An awareness of the relationship between speaking and pressure elevations has led to the development of a new conceptual approach to understanding the etiology and treatment of hypertension. Using techniques developed out of transactional psychophysiology, hypertensive patients have been able to observe the importance of interpersonal communications in the regulation of their own blood pressure. Evidence from the clinical use of such information suggests that a new way can be developed to help patients lower their blood pressure.
J J Lynch; S A Thomas; D A Paskewitz; K L Malinow; J M Long
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of nervous and mental disease     Volume:  170     ISSN:  0022-3018     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Nerv. Ment. Dis.     Publication Date:  1982 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-05-21     Completed Date:  1982-05-21     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375402     Medline TA:  J Nerv Ment Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  143-53     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Behavior Therapy / methods
Biofeedback, Psychology
Blood Pressure*
Hypertension / psychology*,  therapy
Interpersonal Relations*
Middle Aged
Muscle Relaxation
Psychological Tests
Psychotherapy / methods
Verbal Behavior

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