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Psychosocial factors and blood pressure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7384327     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Blood pressure levels as recorded in a community-wide screening programme were compared with findings in an earlier mental health study for persons who participated in both programmes. Blood pressure was not related to previously ascertained psychosocial characteristics among persons who were not under treatment for hypertension, suggesting that depression, hostility, psychosomatic reactions to stress, or the felt need for help with emotional problems were not important in the pathogenesis of hypertension. Treatment for hypertension, however, was associated with an excess of psychosomatic symptoms, a factor which needs to be taken into account in assessing the benefits of treatment.
Authors:
E L Goldberg; G W Comstock; C G Graves
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychological medicine     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0033-2917     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Med     Publication Date:  1980 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-08-25     Completed Date:  1980-08-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254142     Medline TA:  Psychol Med     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  243-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Blood Pressure* / drug effects
Female
Humans
Hypertension / drug therapy,  psychology*
Male
Middle Aged
Psychophysiologic Disorders / psychology*
Social Environment*
Socioeconomic Factors

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