Biofeedback and essential hypertension: Current findings and theoretical concerns

Gary E Schwartz, D. Shapiro

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Abstract

When normotensive and hypertensive subjects are provided with feedback for relative increases or decreases in blood pressure and rewarded for these changes, they can learn to exert some control over their pressure. Biofeedback research on selfregulation of systolic and diastolic pressure, heart rate, and patterns of these functions is reviewed, and a general model of pattern learning is described. Application of these techniques to the control of systolic and diastolic pressure in patients diagnosed with essential hypertension are presented and critically analyzed. Problems of expectancy and motivation, personality and life style, and biologic constraints are emphasized. It is concluded that biofeedback techniques should be viewed as only one part of a combined bahavioral treatment program for hypertensive patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSEMIN.PSYCHIAT.
Pages493-503
Number of pages11
Volume5
Edition4
StatePublished - 1973
Externally publishedYes

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Blood Pressure
Personality
Life Style
Motivation
Heart Rate
Essential Hypertension
Biofeedback (Psychology)
Learning
Pressure
Research
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Schwartz, G. E., & Shapiro, D. (1973). Biofeedback and essential hypertension: Current findings and theoretical concerns. In SEMIN.PSYCHIAT. (4 ed., Vol. 5, pp. 493-503)

Biofeedback and essential hypertension : Current findings and theoretical concerns. / Schwartz, Gary E; Shapiro, D.

SEMIN.PSYCHIAT.. Vol. 5 4. ed. 1973. p. 493-503.

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Schwartz, GE & Shapiro, D 1973, Biofeedback and essential hypertension: Current findings and theoretical concerns. in SEMIN.PSYCHIAT.. 4 edn, vol. 5, pp. 493-503.
Schwartz GE, Shapiro D. Biofeedback and essential hypertension: Current findings and theoretical concerns. In SEMIN.PSYCHIAT.. 4 ed. Vol. 5. 1973. p. 493-503
Schwartz, Gary E ; Shapiro, D. / Biofeedback and essential hypertension : Current findings and theoretical concerns. SEMIN.PSYCHIAT.. Vol. 5 4. ed. 1973. pp. 493-503
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