ABPM anxiety disorders

Published: 3 May 2022| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/jxg4x9t8tz.1
Krzysztof Małyszczak,


Fifty consecutive outpatients with anxiety disorders and personality disorders who participated in intensive group psychotherapy were included. Diagnoses were made according to DSM-IV-TR criteria using the PSE-10 questionnaire. Out of 50 patients, 17 were diagnosed with Panic Disorder and 21 with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. The control group consisted of 40 healthy people from the general population. None of the people included in any of the groups had a diagnosis of hypertension nor cardiovascular disease or any serious somatic disease. To study the 24-hour automatic monitoring of blood there were used ABPM recorders (ambulatory blood pressure measurement) Medilog Accutracker DX that combine auscultatory and ECG techniques. For the day record (from 7.01 to 22.00) time interval was 20 minutes and for the night record (from 22.01 to 7.00) it was 30 minutes. For the analysis of the obtained record, the ABP Suprima – Medilog Oxford system was used. The result of this phase of the analysis was the digital record containing the set of systolic and diastolic pressure values. Taking into consideration the diverse circadian activity of the studied people, the comparison of average blood pressure during periods of day and night – excluding waking up and falling asleep – was made. Based on the analysis of the studied people’s circadian activity, to estimate the average blood pressure during the day, the period between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. was assumed, and to estimate the average blood pressure during the night, the period between midnight and 6 a.m. was assumed. variables: age, sex, group (2-panic attacs, 1-withot panic attacs, 0-healthy controls) diag_ (1-panic, 2-GAD, 3-other) diagnoses (DSM-IV-TR code), SDBP (mean systolic day blood pressure), SNBP mean systolic night blood pressure), SDN_diff (SDBP-SNBP), s_dipper (SDN_diff%), DDBP (mean diastolic day blood pressure), DNBP (mean diastolic night blood pressure), DDN_diff (DDBP-DNBP) d_dipper d_dipper (DDN_diff%) s_dipp (systolic dipper), d_dipp (diastolic dipper), t_dipp (systolic and diastolic dipper), SD_ndipp (reverse dipper), BPs_7_04... (systolic BP, hour_sampleID) BPd_7_2... (diastolic BP, hour_sample ID)



Akademia Medyczna im Piastow Slaskich Wydzial Lekarski


Psychiatry, Circadian Rhythm, Anxiety Disorder, Hypertension