Clinical Psychology and Heart Disease

Clinical Psychology and Heart Disease

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Provides a comprehensive overview of epidemiologic, experimental, and clinical data evidencing the emergence of cardiac psychology as a specialty. It offers a thorough and up-to-date review of the scientific research supporting the relationship between cardiac disease and psychological condition, practical suggestions for developing a clinical practice and directions for future research in this new field of qcardiac psychologyq. The first part provides an overview of the psychological risk factors for cardiac disease. Emphasis is placed on physiological basis of mind-heart link, depression and anxiety, personality and relational aspects, and on advanced statistical tools for the study of personalities at risk. The second part offers a systematic overview of literature on psychological treatments in cardiac rehabilitation.The aquot;Heartaquot; of Cardiology: an Imaginary Conversation with Bernard Lown* E. MOLINARI While I was preparing this volume ... My fear was the one expressed by Doris Lessing in aquot;The four gated cityaquot;: aquot;In every situation there is always a key fact, the essence. ... between Bernard Lown and myself, but it can be considered to be real since the answers are derived from his works. ... We also both wish that future efforts will be directed toward patientsa#39; healing, and we agree that it requires aanbsp;...

Title:Clinical Psychology and Heart Disease
Author: E. Molinari, A. Compare, G. Parati
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2006-07-20

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