Heart and Mind: The Practice of Cardiac Psychology / Edition 2

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Although advances in science and technology have reduced the number of deaths from infection, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers, coronary heart disease remains the largest cause of death and disability worldwide. Factors such as high cholesterol, hypertension, family history, and diabetes are well-known risk factors, but research also links numerous psychosocial factors with heart disease. Since the seminal book Heart and Mind: The Practice of Cardiac Psychology was first published in 1996, the research linking psychosocial factors with heart disease has expanded enormously. This second edition distills this research, providing chapters by the world's foremost authorities on the major psychosocial risk factors linked with heart disease, including depression, social isolation, and anger, as well as several emerging factors, such as "Type D" (distressed) personality, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, and vital exhaustion. Clinical interventions involving stress reduction, exercise, and Transcendental Meditation are also explored. This volume will appeal to a wide range of psychological and medical professionals, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, psychotherapists, cardiologists, internists, primary care physicians, exercise physiologists, and cardiac nurses.

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Explores recent research in psychosocial intervention with patients who have coronary heart disease. Examines epidemiologic, experimental, and clinical trial data supporting the emergence of cardiac psychology as a specialty, reports on major clinical trials, discusses concepts in psychopharmacology, exercise, and diet, and explains how to use techniques such as hostility management, time pathology management, and the relaxation response. Includes a chapter on basics of cardiac disease and treatment for mental health professionals. For professionals in psychology and medicine. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433810138
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Publication date: 8/15/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction: The Emergence of Cardiac Psychology 3
2 A Whirlwind Tour of Cardiology for the Mental Health Professional 15
3 Empirical Basis for Cardiac Psychology 63
4 Is There a Need for Cardiac Psychology? The View of a Practicing Cardiologist 125
5 Coronary Atherosclerosis: Description, Manifestations, and Prevention 147
6 Diagnosis of Type A Behavior Pattern 179
7 The Cardiac Psychology of Women and Coronary Heart Disease 197
8 Psychological Issues and Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery 219
9 The Lifestyle Heart Trial: Comprehensive Treatment and Group Support Therapy 233
10 Reducing Type A Behavior Patterns: A Structured-Group Approach 255
11 Group Psychotherapy in Project New Life: Treatment of Coronary-Prone Behaviors for Patients Who Have Had Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery 291
12 The Hook: A Metaphor for Gaining Control of Emotional Reactivity 313
13 Treatment of Time Pathologies 329
14 The Relaxation Response: Use With Cardiac Patients 363
15 Exercise and the Patient With Coronary Heart Disease 385
16 Psychopharmacology and Cardiac Disease 397
17 The Patient in the CCU Waiting Room: In-Hospital Treatment of the Cardiac Spouse 421
18 Getting Started: On Becoming a Cardiac Psychotherapist 435
19 Conclusions, Treatment Goals, and Future Directions 443
Glossary 449
Author Index 473
Subject Index 493
About the Editors 509
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