Psychosocial risk factors for hypertension: an update of the literature.

  title={Psychosocial risk factors for hypertension: an update of the literature.},
  author={Yendelela L. Cuffee and Chinwe Ogedegbe and Natasha J. Williams and Gbenga Ogedegbe and Antoinette M Schoenthaler},
  journal={Current hypertension reports},
  volume={16 10},
A growing body of research demonstrates that psychosocial factors play an important role in the development of hypertension. Previous reviews have identified several key factors (i.e., occupational stress) that contribute to the onset of hypertension; however, they are now outdated. In this review, we provide an updated synthesis of the literature from 2010 to April 2014. We identified 21 articles for inclusion in the review, of which there were six categories of psychosocial stressors… CONTINUE READING
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