An evaluation of the effect of mental relaxation treatment on endogenous opioid activity and vascular reactivity in 20 patients with labile essential hypertension has demonstrated that mental relaxation treatment results in a significantly greater drop in arterial BP, as compared to pharmacologic placebo, and is associated with the improvement of the patients' psychological status, lesser psychophysiologic and vascular reactivity, and a smaller beta-endorphin increment under emotional stress.
|Translated title of the contribution||Mechanisms of the hypotensive effect of psychorelaxation therapy in hypertension|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Jun 1 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine