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Stress and HypertensionExamining the Relation between Psychological Stress and High Blood Pressure$
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Kevin T. Larkin

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780300106442

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300106442.001.0001

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Acute Stress Responses

Acute Stress Responses

How Do Environmental Stressors Lead to Essential Hypertension?

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Stress and Hypertension

Kevin T. Larkin

Yale University Press

This chapter examines how environmental stressors lead to essential hypertension via the acute stress response. It focuses on research examining the physiological responses of heart rate and blood pressure reactions to stress. The chapter examines the measurement of acute stress responses such as anxiety and anger in response to standard environmental stressors or during daily life. Finally, behavioral lifestyle factors and interpersonal behaviors associated with risk for high blood pressure are also considered.

Keywords:   environmental stressors, essential hypertension, acute stress response, heart rate, blood pressure, stress, anxiety, anger, lifestyle, interpersonal behaviors

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