Mental health problems and hypertension in the elderly: Review from the HOPE Asia Network

Turana, Yuda and Tengkawan, Jeslyn and Chia, Yook C. and Shin, Jinho and Chen, Chen-Huan and Park, Sungha and Tsoi, Kelvin and Buranakitjaroen, Peera and Soenarta, Arieska A. and Siddique, Saulat and Cheng, Hao-Min and Tay, Jam C. and Teo, Boon W. and Wang, Tzung-Dau and Kario, Kazuomi (2021) Mental health problems and hypertension in the elderly: Review from the HOPE Asia Network. Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 23 (3, SI). pp. 504-512. ISSN 1524-6175, DOI

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The ``triple burden'' of aging population, hypertension, and mental health problems making elderly in Asia is more vulnerable. There is evidence of a bidirectional relationship between mental health and hypertension, which results in lower quality of life, lower rate of treatment adherence, and higher mortality among elderly individuals. It is essential to overcome known barriers and care for the elderly with high-risk factors in order to address these burdens. This review revealed that elderly with hypertension were more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety. Therefore, debunking myths, creating awareness regarding mental health, and increasing access to mental health resources through holistic community-based programs would greatly reduce such problems and optimize the chances of success in controlling hypertension-related problems.

Item Type: Article
Funders: None
Uncontrolled Keywords: Asia; Elderly; Hypertension; Mental health
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2022 02:57
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2022 02:57

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