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Acute Stress Responses: How Do Environmental Stressors Lead to Essential Hypertension?

Kevin T. Larkin

in Stress and Hypertension: Examining the Relation between Psychological Stress and High Blood Pressure

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106442
eISBN:
9780300128864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106442.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

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 ... More


Individual Differences and Essential Hypertension: Constitutional and Lifestyle Factors

Kevin T. Larkin

in Stress and Hypertension: Examining the Relation between Psychological Stress and High Blood Pressure

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106442
eISBN:
9780300128864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106442.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter explores a wide array of individual difference variables that may lead to the development of essential hypertension. These include constitutional variables such as age, parental history, ... More


Stress and Hypertension: Examining the Relation between Psychological Stress and High Blood Pressure

Kevin T. Larkin

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106442
eISBN:
9780300128864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106442.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

Does living a stress-filled life lead to elevated blood pressure? And if so, do strategies to manage better stress effectively lower blood pressure? This book examines more than a half-century of ... More


Stress and Essential Hypertension

Kevin T. Larkin

in Stress and Hypertension: Examining the Relation between Psychological Stress and High Blood Pressure

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106442
eISBN:
9780300128864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106442.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

High blood pressure, commonly referred to as hypertension, takes two forms: primary or essential hypertension and secondary hypertension. In cases of secondary hypertension, there is an identified ... More


Conclusions and Future Directions

Kevin T. Larkin

in Stress and Hypertension: Examining the Relation between Psychological Stress and High Blood Pressure

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106442
eISBN:
9780300128864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106442.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

The evidence presented and examined in this book supported the link between stress and essential hypertension. Thousands of studies using a variety of methods for measuring stress and blood pressure ... More


Introduction The Case of Franklin

Kevin T. Larkin

in Stress and Hypertension: Examining the Relation between Psychological Stress and High Blood Pressure

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106442
eISBN:
9780300128864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106442.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

Franklin, an African American firefighter, sustained third-degree burns on his left arm and hand when he attempted to free a child from a burning vehicle without success. Months following this ... More


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