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100 years ago: Blood pressure and psycho-neuroses. Practitioner Dec 2018;262(1821):28

100 years ago: Blood pressure and psycho-neuroses

20 Dec 2018Registered users

In a pure neurasthenia, unless complicated by organic disease, the blood pressure is usually sub-normal. In a conversion hysteria, it is generally  normal. In an anxiety neurosis, it is more often considerably above the normal. If we are dealing now with young patients, and we find that their blood pressure is anything from 135 mm to 150 mm, we have strong reason for thinking that their condition is a pure anxiety-neurosis.

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