Differences in emotion processing in patients with essential and secondary hypertension.

@article{Consoli2010DifferencesIE,
  title={Differences in emotion processing in patients with essential and secondary hypertension.},
  author={Silla M. Consoli and C{\'e}dric Lemogne and Bernard Roch and St{\'e}phane Laurent and Pierre-François Plouin and Richard D. Lane},
  journal={American journal of hypertension},
  year={2010},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={515-21}
}
BACKGROUND An impaired ability to experience and express emotions, known as alexithymia, has previously been associated with hypertension. Alexithymia and related emotion-processing variables, however, have never been examined as a function of the type of hypertension, essential (EH) or secondary (SH). METHODS Our working hypothesis was that if dysregulated emotional processes play a key neurobiological role in EH, they would be less present in hypertension due to specific medical causes or… CONTINUE READING

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