Anxiety sensitivity discourages BP adherence

Patients with high sensitivity to anxiety are twice as likely as less sensitive people to avoid blood pressure medication, according to a US study.

The 113-patient study found 65% of patients with high sensitivity did not take their blood pressure (BP) medications compared with 37% of patients with low anxiety sensitivity.

Patients with high sensitivity are also more likely to report side effects with their BP medications.

“The results suggest anxiety

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