Psychologic differences between high-, normal-, and low-renin hypertensives

S. A. Thailer, R. Friedman, Gregory A Harshfield, T. G. Pickering

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Sixty-one male subjects with mild untreated essential hypertension were classified by renin-sodium profiling as high renin (HR - 13 Subjects), normal renin (NR - 33 Subjects), or low renin (LR - 15 Subjects). The HR subjects reported significantly more symptoms of sensitivity, depression, anxiety, hostility, paranoia, and psychotic thought than LR subjects on the Symptom Checklist (SCL-90). The NR subjects also reported more symptomatology than LR subjects. Similar differences between HR and LR subjects were found with the Cattell 16 Personality Factor Questionnaire (16PF).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)294-297
Number of pages4
JournalPsychosomatic Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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