Hypertension and neuroticism.

  title={Hypertension and neuroticism.},
  author={Paolo Santonastaso and G. Canton and Giovanni Battista Ambrosio and Sergio Zamboni},
  journal={Psychotherapy and psychosomatics},
  volume={41 1},
324 normo- and hypertensive subjects were investigated for neurotic symptoms during outpatient screening for arterial hypertension. The patients were randomly selected and subdivided into three groups: 'new' hypertensives, 'old' hypertensives and normotensives. Neurotic symptoms were evaluated using the Kellner and Sheffield Symptom Rating Test. The mean values thus obtained were adjusted using covariance analysis, with age and sex as the covariants. The 'new' hypertensives scored significantly… CONTINUE READING