Psychosomatic research in hypertension: the lack of impact of decades of research and new directions to consider.

@article{Mann2012PsychosomaticRI,
  title={Psychosomatic research in hypertension: the lack of impact of decades of research and new directions to consider.},
  author={Samuel J. Mann},
  journal={Journal of clinical hypertension},
  year={2012},
  volume={14 10},
  pages={
          657-64
        }
}
Hypertension has long been suspected of being, in some patients, a psychosomatic disorder, ie, a physical disorder caused by psychological factors. A half century of psychosomatic research has been funded in an effort to clarify the psychosomatic nature of hypertension in the hopes of improving our understanding and treatment of this disorder. A principle belief has been that recurring blood pressure (BP) elevation caused by emotional distress eventually leads to structural vascular changes and… CONTINUE READING

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