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(1949). Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic. XII, 1948: Psychological Factors in Essential Hypertension. Lewis L. Robbins. Pp. 195–202.. Psychoanal Q., 18:402-403.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic. XII, 1948: Psychological Factors in Essential Hypertension. Lewis L. Robbins. Pp. 195–202.

(1949). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 18:402-403

Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic. XII, 1948: Psychological Factors in Essential Hypertension. Lewis L. Robbins. Pp. 195–202.

Robbins reviews and summarizes the conclusions of various observers regarding the psychological factors in the hypertensive patient. The hypertensive

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has been generally deprived of adequate parental love in childhood and suppresses his hostile feelings in order to establish a passive-dependent attachment to one or both of the parents. These people become obedient and submissive and deal with authority by appeasement and ingratiation. They react against these strivings by developing a superficial character of stubbornness, passive defiance and spite. They develop manifest symptoms when their relationship to a parental figure is threatened. The hypertensive has been unable to find a suitable way of expressing either his dependent strivings or his hostile, aggressive impulses.

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(1949). Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic. XII, 1948. Psychoanal. Q., 18:402-403

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