SOMATOPSYCHIC EFFECTS OF HYPERTENSION: A THEORETICAL POSITION
Authors: Gibson, Gail S.; Benson, Frank B.
Source: Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal, Volume 7, Number 2, 1979 , pp. 167-168(2)
Publisher: Scientific Journal Publishers
Abstract:Somatopsychic effects of hypertension such as severe anxiety, depression and insomnia often indicate a critical need for psychological consultation the treatment process. The effects of biological factors in the behavi4 of hypertensive individuals may constitute more suffering than the mo direct biological ones. These debilitating factors are often negated health care deliverers even though they play a significant role in ti prognosis of hypertension, and are easily understood. The development effective treatment modalities must include intervention strategies f somatopsychic effects as well as others.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 1979-01-01
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