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May personality traits conduce to essential hypertension?

Angelika Chachaj, Krzysztof Małyszczak
Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2008;12(4):300-308.

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Vol 12, No 4 (2008)
REVIEV
Published online: 2008-09-01

Abstract

The contribution of personality traits to development of essential hypertension have not still been firmly determined. Such traits as hostility, alexithymia, social defensiveness and neuroticism are the most common suggested dimensions of personality associated with pathogenesis of essential hypertension. The article reviews psychological traits related to essential hypertension. It also provides the results of studies considering the relationship between personality and hypertension and the current knowledge about the pathophysiological mechanisms of this relation.

Abstract

The contribution of personality traits to development of essential hypertension have not still been firmly determined. Such traits as hostility, alexithymia, social defensiveness and neuroticism are the most common suggested dimensions of personality associated with pathogenesis of essential hypertension. The article reviews psychological traits related to essential hypertension. It also provides the results of studies considering the relationship between personality and hypertension and the current knowledge about the pathophysiological mechanisms of this relation.
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Keywords

essential hypertension; hostility; alexithymia; social desirability; neuroticism

About this article
Title

May personality traits conduce to essential hypertension?

Journal

Arterial Hypertension

Issue

Vol 12, No 4 (2008)

Pages

300-308

Published online

2008-09-01

Bibliographic record

Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2008;12(4):300-308.

Keywords

essential hypertension
hostility
alexithymia
social desirability
neuroticism

Authors

Angelika Chachaj
Krzysztof Małyszczak

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