The use of restricted environmental stimulation therapy (REST) in the treatment of essential hypertension: Two case studies

Jean L. Kristeller, Gary E. Schwartz, Henry Black

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Abstract

The previous paper (Suedfeld et al., 1982, pp. 553-559) reported the use of Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST) in treating hypertension. This paper reports the response of two patients to 24 hr of a similar treatment offered as an adjunct to a weight-control program. In both patients blood pressure dropped immediately following the REST session and remained lower for up to 9 months. The initial drop in blood pressure was independent of weight loss. These results are interpreted in terms of a psychobiological model of self-regulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)561-566
Number of pages6
JournalBehaviour Research and Therapy
Volume20
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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