Anxiety but not depression is associated with elevated blood pressure in a community group of French elderly.

@article{Paterniti1999AnxietyBN,
  title={Anxiety but not depression is associated with elevated blood pressure in a community group of French elderly.},
  author={Sabrina Paterniti and Annick Alp{\'e}rovitch and Pierre Ducimetiere and M J Dealberto and Jean Pierre L{\'e}pine and Jean Claude Bisserbe},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={61 1},
  pages={77-83}
}
OBJECTIVE This study examined whether anxiety and depression were independently associated with elevated blood pressure in elderly persons. METHOD The study group consisted of 1389 subjects aged 59 to 71 years recruited from the electoral rolls of the city of Nantes (France). Subjects completed the Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression scale (CES-D) and the Spielberger Inventory scales to assess depressive symptoms and anxiety symptoms, respectively. Data were collected on… CONTINUE READING
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