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Blood Pressure and Depressive Symptoms

DOI: 10.4236/ojd.2013.24009, PP. 43-44

Keywords: Blood Pressure, Depressive Symptoms

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The topic of blood pressure and depression is an old question. Depression is common in the elderly population (Sun, School- ing, Chan, Ho, & Lam, 2011). Although several epidemiologic studies have assessed the relationship between low blood pres- sure and depressive symptoms in geriatric populations, the results have been inconsistent. Depressive symptoms used to be been considered a risk factor associated with development of hypertension (Hildrum, Romild, & Holmen, 2011).

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