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Author Larkin, Kevin T.

Title Stress and hypertension : examining the relation between psychological stress and high blood pressure / Kevin T. Larkin.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2005]


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Description 1 online resource (x, 406 pages) : illustrations.
Series Current perspectives in psychology
Current perspectives in psychology.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-397) and index.
Contents Introduction: the case of Franklin -- Regulation of blood pressure -- Measurement of blood pressure -- Models of stress -- Stress and essential hypertension -- Acute stress responses : how do environmental stressors lead to essential hypertension? -- Individual differences and essential hypertension : constitutional and lifestyle factors -- Individual differences and essential hypertension : psychological and social factors -- Treatment and prevention of essential hypertension -- Conclusions and future directions.
Note Print version record.
Summary Kevin T. Larkin examines more than a half-century of empirical evidence obtained to test the common assumption that stress is associated with the onset and maintenance of essential hypertension (high blood pressure). The book discusses the effectiveness of strategies developed to manage stress and lower blood pressure.
Subject Essential hypertension -- Etiology.
Stress (Psychology)
Hypertension -- etiology.
Stress, Psychological -- complications.
MEDICAL -- Cardiology.
MEDICAL -- General.
Essential hypertension -- Etiology. (OCoLC)fst00915473
Stress (Psychology) (OCoLC)fst01134918
Other Form: Print version: Larkin, Kevin T. Stress and hypertension. New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2005 0300106440 9780300106442 (DLC) 2005007117 (OCoLC)58526761
ISBN 9780300128864 (electronic bk.)
030012886X (electronic bk.)
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