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Psychotherapy with Cardiac Patients: Behavioral Cardiology in Practice

Psychotherapy with Cardiac Patients: Behavioral Cardiology in Practice

by Ellen A. Dornelas


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ISBN-13: 9781433803567
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publication date: 06/30/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     3
Understanding Behavioral Cardiology     13
Exploring the Heart     15
Risk Factors and Perceptions of Risk for Cardiovascular Disease     29
Emotions and the Heart     39
Psychosocial Factors and Cardiovascular Disease     49
Depression     51
Anxiety     67
Anger and Hostility     87
Interpersonal Relationships and Social Support     103
Coping With Chronic Heart Disease     125
Existential Issues, Heart Transplant, and End-Stage Cardiac Disease     141
Special Topics in Behavioral Cardiology Care     155
Addictions to Cocaine, Alcohol, or Cigarettes     157
Morbid Obesity     173
Psychotropic Medications     187
Sex Differences     199
Conclusion: The Practice of Behavioral Cardiology     215
References     231
Index     271
About the Author     283

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