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Hypertension and Stress

Is There a Mind/Body Connection in Hypertension? Part III

Samuel J. Mann, M.D. | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Samuel J. Mann, M.D.

There is very much a place for the mind/body connection in understanding and treating hypertension. But it is not the cause of hypertension in the 85 percent of patients with ordinary hypertension; and the anger, anxiety and stress we experience are not at the heart of it.

Stress, Health and African American Women: A Black History Month Notation

Carol J. Scott, M.D. | Posted 04.29.2013 | Black Voices
Carol J. Scott, M.D.

According to solid research, historically African American women are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of race-related stress, given their socially constructed identities as African Americans and as women.

Is There a Mind/Body Connection in Hypertension? Part II

Samuel J. Mann, M.D. | Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Samuel J. Mann, M.D.

My observations and studies indicate that the mind/body link in hypertension is nearly the opposite of what most suspect. Yes, our anger and anxiety and stress can raise our blood pressure in the moment, but this does not lead to development of persisting hypertension.

Explained: Does Hypertension Mean You’re Stressed Out?

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 09.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

A common misconception is that those with hypertension are excessively nervous or stressed out. In my practice, this is actually one of the most common questions that I am asked by a new patient.