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Main description:

This comprehensve review of scientific research supporting evidence of the relationship between cardiac disease and psychological condition offers practical suggestions for developing a clinical practice, and proposes directions for future research in the new field of "cardiac psychology". Every chapter is written by world-renowned researchers in the field. A theoretical and practical guide, it will interest physicians, clinical and health psychologists, and all professionals who seek to understand the mind-health link.


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Up-to-date review of scientific research supporting the relationship between cardiac disease and psychological condition


Theoretical and practical guide for physicians, clinical and health psychologists, and  all professionals in the area of care of patients recovering from heart disease


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Recent findings have demonstrated that psychosocial conditions are linked to heart disease, and that interventions on patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) may reduce morbidity and help them to achieve a better quality of life. The publication offers a thorough and up-to-date review of  scientific research supporting evidence of the relationship between cardiac disease and psychological condition, and offers practical suggestions for developing a clinical practice, and directions for future research in the new field of "cardiac psychology". Every chapter is authored by world-renowned researchers in the field.


The volume intends to be a theoretical and practical guide for physicians, for clinical and health psychologists, and for all professionals active in the area of care of patients recovering from heart disease; it will be useful also for residents willing to understand the mind-health link.


Contents:

Foreword.- Clinical psychology for cardiac disease.- Part 1: Psychological risk factors for cardiac disease. An overview of the pathophysiological mechanisms.- Psychophysiology of heart disease.- Mental stress ischemia: characteristics, pathophisiology, prognosis and treatment.- Depression and CHD: prevalence, prognosis, pathophysiology and treatment. Prevalence of depression in chronic heart failure. Depression in coronary artery disease: assessment and treatment. Anxiety and heart disease. Anxiety, depressive symptoms and heart transplantation. Psychological factors in hypertension. Development and treatment.- Type A, Type D, anger-prone behaviour and risk of relapse in CHD patients. Defensive hostility and cardiovascular disease: theoretical and empirical bases for an interpersonal approach-avoidance conflict perspective. In sickness and in health: interpersonal risk and resilience in cardiovascular disease. Psychological stress in women: the Stockholm female coronary risk study.- Application of neural networks and other artificial adaptive systems in prediction and data mining of risk psychological profile for CHD. Rasch analysis to measure behaviors and perceptions: as a tool for rehabilitation research.- Interlude: The 'heart' of cardiology: an imaginary conversation with Bernard Lown.- Part 2: Psychological treatments in cardiac rehabilitation: Interpersonal psychotherapy for depression in patients with coronary heart disease. Hanging onto a heartbeat: emotional-focused therapy for couples dealing with the trauma of coronary heart disease. Type A behavior pattern and its treatment. Relaxation techniques and hypnosis in the treatment of CHD patients. Cardiological and psychological mobile care through telematic technologies for heart failure patients: ICAROS project. Functioning and disability in patients with cardiovascular disease within the ICF classification framework: proposales for utilization using ICF to classify functioning anddisability in patients with cardiovascular disease. Coherence-building techniques and heart rhythm coherence feedback: new tools for stress reduction, disease prevention and rehabilitation.


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9788847015548
Publisher: Springer (Springer Milan)
Publication date: October, 2010
Pages: 528
Weight: 994g
Availability: POD
Subcategories: Cardiothoracic, Cardiovascular Medicine, Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Rehabilitation

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