Drug nonadherence may be prevalent among hypertensive patients with PTSD

12/2/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

A study in JAMA Internal Medicine found that high blood pressure patients with three or four symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder were at increased risk of not adhering to medication regimens compared with those without symptoms of PTSD. Researchers followed 114 hypertensive patients and found that 68% of those who screened positive for PTSD did not follow their regimen compared with 26% of those without PTSD symptoms.

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