EDWARD WEISS, M.D., F.A.C.P.; O. SPURGEON ENGLISH, M.D., F.A.C.P.; H. KEITH FISCHER, M.D.; MORRIS KLEINBART, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JACOB ZATUCHNI, M.D.; PHYLLIS STERN, M.A.; JOYCE PASTOR, M.A.; GERTRUDE O'CONNELL, M.S.; EMILY POYNTER, M.S.
The organic tradition in medicine has been responsible for a narrow (physical) view of the etiology, pathogenesis and treatment of essential hypertension. The psychosomatic approach does not neglect the physical problems involved but includes a consideration of the rôle of emotions. It emphasizes the multiple factors in etiology, pathogenesis and treatment, and attempts to evaluate the resulting composite clinical picture. Such studies indicate that emotional factors apparently are intimately related to the onset of hypertension in some patients (5 per cent), and to the production of symptoms and complications in many others (87 per cent), and that they enter into
WEISS E, ENGLISH OS, FISCHER HK, KLEINBART M, ZATUCHNI J, STERN P, et al. THE EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE1. Ann Intern Med. ;37:677–688. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-4-677
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(4):677-688.
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