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

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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

Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
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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