Clinical Psychology and Heart Disease

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E. Molinari, A. Compare, G. Parati
Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 20, 2006 - Education - 515 pages
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Among the various areas of interest studied in the Laboratory of Clinical Psych- ogy of the Faculty of Psychology at the Catholic University in Milan and in the P- chology Laboratory of the Italian Auxologic Institute, the study and care of the p- chological aspects of cardiac illness constitute a particularly interesting challenge. The decline in infectious diseases, brought about by important medical d- coveries over the past hundred years, has witnessed the emergence of other, more evident causes of pathology. Today in Italy, as in the United States and the Un- ed Kingdom, cardiac illness constitutes the principal cause of death. In Italy, c- diovascular pathologies cause 27% of the deaths (this datum can be compared to a mortality rate of 21% of deaths caused by tumours). In the United States over the past twenty years, deaths caused by cardiac illness have remained high: about 5 million people are affected by cardiac illness and 400,000 new cases are reg- tered every year. In Italy there is a yearly incidence of 130,000 new cases of heart attacks, of which 80,000 represent new episodes and 50,000 recurrences. An international survey of contemporary research and clinical comparisons outlines how cardiac illness is often associated with psychological stress, which represents an important risk factor both in the onset of the disease and in its p-
 

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Contents

Clinical Psychology for Cardiac Disease
5
Psychological Risk Factors for Cardiac Disease
19
Psychological Risk Factors for Cardiac Disease and Pathophysiological Mechanisms An Overview
21
Physiological Basis of MindHeart Link
33
Psychophysiology of Heart Disease
35
Mental Stress Ischemia Characteristics Pathophysiology Prognosis and Treatment
71
Depression and Anxiety
83
Depression and CHD Prevalence Prognosis Pathophysiology and Treatment
85
Psychological Stress in Women the Stockholm Female Coronary Risk Study
273
Advanced Statistical Tools for the Study of Psychological Risks Aspects
279
Application of Neural Networks and Other Artificial Adaptive Systems in Prediction and Data Mining of Risk Psychological Profile for CHD
281
Person Measurement and Rehabilitation Outcome the New Perspective of Rasch Analysis
319
an Imaginary Conversation with Bernard Lown
339
Psychological Treatments in Cardiac Rehabilitation
347
The Art of Listening to Cardiac Patient and his Family the Meanings of Suffering Along Temporal Dimension
349
Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease
369

Prevalence of Depression in Chronic Heart Failure
99
Depression in Coronary Artery Disease Assessment and Treatment
109
Anxiety and Heart Disease
121
Anxiety Depressive Symptoms and Heart Transplantation
149
Psychological Factors in Hypertension Development and Treatment
165
Personality and Relational Aspects
185
Type A Type D AngerProne Behavior and Risk of Relapse in CHD Patients
187
Defensive Hostility and Cardiovascular Disease Theoretical and Empirical Bases for an Interpersonal ApproachAvoidance Conflict Perspective
217
In Sickness and In Health Interpersonal Risk and Resilience in Cardiovascular Disease
233
Hanging onto a Heartbeat Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples Dealing with the Trauma of Coronary Heart Disease
391
Type A Behavior Pattern and Its Treatment
413
Relaxation Techniques and Hypnosis in the Treatment of CHD Patients
435
Cardiological and Psychological Mobile Care through Telematic Technologies for Heart Failure Patients ICAROS Project
451
Functioning and Disability in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease within the ICF Classification Framework Proposals for Using ICF to Classify Functi...
471
CoherenceBuilding Techniques and Heart Rhythm Coherence Feedback New Tools for Stress Reduction Disease Prevention and Rehabilitation
487
Subject Index
511
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