General Hospital Psychiatry

Publication date: 2014-03
Volume: 36 Pages: 142 -
ISSN: 0163-8343, 1873-7714 PMID: 24342112
DOI: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2013.11.002
Publisher: Elsevier/Biomedical


Stein, Dan J
Aguilar-Gaxiola, Sergio ; Alonso, Jordi ; Bruffaerts, Ronny ; de Jonge, Peter ; Liu, Zharoui ; Miguel Caldas-de-Almeida, Jose ; O'Neill, Siobhan ; Viana, Maria Carmen ; Al-Hamzawi, Ali Obaid ; Angermeyer, Mattias C ; Benjet, Corina ; de Graaf, Ron ; Ferry, Finola ; Kovess-Masfety, Viviane ; Levinson, Daphna ; de Girolamo, Giovanni ; Florescu, Silvia ; Hu, Chiyi ; Kawakami, Norito ; Maria Haro, Josep ; Piazza, Marina ; Posada-Villa, Jose ; Wojtyniak, Bogdan J ; Xavier, Miguel ; Lim, Carmen CW ; Kessler, Ronald C ; Scott, Kate M


Science & Technology, Life Sciences & Biomedicine, Psychiatry, Hypertension, Common mental disorders, World Mental Health Surveys, MOOD DISORDERS, HEALTH, STRESS, PREVALENCE, ALCOHOL, RISK, Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Anxiety Disorders, Disruptive, Impulse Control, and Conduct Disorders, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Mood Disorders, Multivariate Analysis, Substance-Related Disorders, Survival Analysis, Young Adult, 1103 Clinical Sciences


Previous work has suggested significant associations between various psychological symptoms (e.g., depression, anxiety, anger, alcohol abuse) and hypertension. However, the presence and extent of associations between common mental disorders and subsequent adult onset of hypertension remain unclear. Further, there are few data available on how such associations vary by gender or over life course.