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 contribution||The psychosomatic hypothesis of essential hypertension as an element in the cooperation between medicine and psychiatry|
|Number of pages||35|
|Publication status||Published - 1980|
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