Hypertension and psychological distress

Eugene Meyer, Leonard R. Derogatis, Mona Miller, Anthony Reading

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This study evaluated manifest psychological symptom levels associated with the complaint of hypertension among pri manly black patients of lower socioeconomic status. Scores on the Hopkins Symptom Checklist (HSCL) showed that patients who presented with a complaint of hypertension reported significantly lower levels of distress than did other patients in a control group. This self-report information was subsequently confirmed by data from medical chart review

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)160-163
Number of pages4
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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