I ask because it would seem that having HBP would/could cause anxiety where once there was none (anxiety that is.) I don't do this myself but I know of someone who has severe "white-coat syndrome" that the only way she can have her BP taken by a doc is if she takes a pill to calm her down. I know for me that since my hypertension has been discovered a couple of months back, I seem to feel anxious and panicky more often nowadays than before.