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

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

by Robert Allan
     
 

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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433810138
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
08/15/2011
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
1Introduction: The Emergence of Cardiac Psychology3
2A Whirlwind Tour of Cardiology for the Mental Health Professional15
3Empirical Basis for Cardiac Psychology63
4Is There a Need for Cardiac Psychology? The View of a Practicing Cardiologist125
5Coronary Atherosclerosis: Description, Manifestations, and Prevention147
6Diagnosis of Type A Behavior Pattern179
7The Cardiac Psychology of Women and Coronary Heart Disease197
8Psychological Issues and Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery219
9The Lifestyle Heart Trial: Comprehensive Treatment and Group Support Therapy233
10Reducing Type A Behavior Patterns: A Structured-Group Approach255
11Group Psychotherapy in Project New Life: Treatment of Coronary-Prone Behaviors for Patients Who Have Had Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery291
12The Hook: A Metaphor for Gaining Control of Emotional Reactivity313
13Treatment of Time Pathologies329
14The Relaxation Response: Use With Cardiac Patients363
15Exercise and the Patient With Coronary Heart Disease385
16Psychopharmacology and Cardiac Disease397
17The Patient in the CCU Waiting Room: In-Hospital Treatment of the Cardiac Spouse421
18Getting Started: On Becoming a Cardiac Psychotherapist435
19Conclusions, Treatment Goals, and Future Directions443
Glossary449
Author Index473
Subject Index493
About the Editors509

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