The Associations between Mental Health Status, Hypertension, and Hospital Inpatient Visits in Women in the U.S.

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Summary of "The Associations between Mental Health Status, Hypertension, and Hospital Inpatient Visits in Women in the U.S."

Poor mental health status is more prevalent in women and may be related to poor hypertension outcomes and increased hospital inpatient visits. This study aims to find the association between mental health status and hypertension in women and the combined effect of mental health status and hypertension on hospital inpatient visits in women in the U. S.


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Name: American journal of hypertension
ISSN: 1941-7225


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Voluntary organizations which support educational programs and research in psychiatry with the objective of the promotion of mental health. An early association in the United States was founded as the National Committee for Mental Hygiene in 1909, became the Mental Health Association in 1976 and later the National Mental Health Association in 1980. State and local mental health associations in this country are chartered by the national organization and affiliated with it.

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