Reassurance in the Management of Benign Hypertensive Disease
The therapeutic improvement achieved by administration of drugs in arterial hypertension and other disease states is widely recognized to be due to the potency of reassurance and suggestion as well as the possible pharmacologic action of the drugs employed. In this article Dr. Goldring and his associates evaluate the effectiveness of a calculated and deliberately dramatized regimen of reassurance on the blood pressure and on the symptoms in patients with benign hypertensive disease. These results help to explain why nonscientific treatment sometimes seems to be crowned with therapeutic success.
- © 1956 American Heart Association, Inc.