Hypertension, the silent killer, is a serious, asymptomatic, prevalent, and major public health problem commonly found in the primary care setting. The following topics are discussed: assessment and diagnostic issues; incidence and clinical manifestations in primary care setting; cognitive-behavioral case conceptualization; identifying and addressing obstacles to treatment; points of collaboration with physician and family; development and implementation of an empirically based treatment plan; evaluation of treatment outcomes; and considerations with special populations/diversity issues. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved). (create)
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