Preliminary results of a differentiated emotion-stimulating interview in patients with essential hypertension as compared with inpatients of a psychosomatic unit and normal controls.


BACKGROUND The question of psychophysiologic reaction specificity is still controversial. METHODS Blood pressure and heart rate were measured for different emotional effects induced during a semistandardized interview. RESULTS Generally, a stronger increase in blood pressure was observed in hypertensive patients than in inpatients of a psychosomatic… (More)


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