L'IPOTESI PSICOSOMATICA DELL'IPERTENSIONE ESSENZIALE COME MOMENTO DI COLLABORAZIONE FRA MEDICINA E PSICHIATRIA

Translated title of the contribution: The psychosomatic hypothesis of essential hypertension as an element in the cooperation between medicine and psychiatry

C. L. Cazzullo, A. Zanchetti

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Abstract

The authors state the biochemical and neurophysiological theories of establishment of hypertension. Literature about psychodynamic correlations between premorbid personality and appearance of hypertensive syndrome is then reviewed. Clinical casuistry is studied in relation to family configuration and its intrapersonal dynamics. The research has also been used to reconstruct the patient's personal life with particular emphasis on significant events from an emotional-affective point of view (sexual experiences, marriage, work, failure, mourning). Particular attention is given to problems that arise in familial environment in the relationship between sons and parents, and between parents themselves. Their importance in pathogenesis of hypertension is pointed out. We therefore state the importance of multifactorial convergence of personal, familial social-environment stimulations in establishing psychosomatic symptoms, particulary of hypertension.

Translated title of the contributionThe psychosomatic hypothesis of essential hypertension as an element in the cooperation between medicine and psychiatry
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)249-283
Number of pages35
JournalMedicina Psicosomatica
Volume25
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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