Increased risk of hypertension in patients with bipolar disorder and patients with anxiety compared to background population and patients with schizophrenia.

@article{Johannessen2006IncreasedRO,
  title={Increased risk of hypertension in patients with bipolar disorder and patients with anxiety compared to background population and patients with schizophrenia.},
  author={Line Johannessen and Ulla Strudsholm and Leslie Foldager and Povl Munk-J\orgensen},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2006},
  volume={95 1-3},
  pages={13-7}
}
BACKGROUND The relationship between depression and bipolar disorders and cardio-vascular diseases has been studied previously although the direction of the correlation is investigated less often. The present study examines the prevalence of hypertension among Danish psychiatric patients admitted with a diagnosis of bipolar affective disorder (BP) and controls. METHODS Demographic, medical and psychiatric data on 25,339 BP patients and 113,698 controls were extracted from The Danish… CONTINUE READING
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