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Clinical Psychology and Heart Disease
edited by E. Molinari

Clinical Psychology and Heart Disease offers a thorough up-to-date review of scientific research supporting evidence of the relationship between:

  • cardiac diseases and psychological condition
  • practical suggestions for developing a clinical practice
  • and directions for future research in the field of "cardiac psychology."

Clinical Psychology and Heart Disease provides a comprehensive overview of epidemiologic, experimental, and clinical data evidencing the emergence of cardiac psychology as a specialty.


  1. Clinical psychology for cardiac disease

Psychological risk factors for cardiac disease

  1. Psychological risk factors for cardiac disease and pathophysiological mechanisms: an overview
  2. Psychophysiology of heart disease
  3. Mental stress ischemia: characteristics, pathophisiology, prognosis and treatment
  4. Depression and CHD: prevalence, prognosis, pathophysiology and treatment
  5. Prevalence of depression in chronic heart failure
  6. Depression in coronary artery disease: assessment and treatment
  7. Anxiety and heart disease
  8. Anxiety, depressive symptoms and heart transplantation
  9. Psychological factors in hypertension
  10. Type A, Type D, anger-prone behaviour and risk of relapse in CHD patients
  11. Defensive hostility and cardiovascular disease: theoretical and empirical bases for an interpersonal approach-avoidance conflict perspective
  12. In sickness and in health: interpersonal risk and resilience in cardiovascular disease
  13. Psychological stress in women: the Stockholm female coronary risk study
  14. Application of neural networks and other artificial adaptive systems in prediction and data mining of risk psychological profile for CHD.
  15. Person measurement and rehabilition outcome: the New Perspective of Rasch analysis

Psychological treatments in cardiac rehabilitation

  1. The art of listening to cardiac patient and his family: the meanings of suffering along temporal dimension
  2. Interpersonal psychotherapy for depression in patients with coronary heart disease
  3. Hanging onto a heartbeat: emotional-focused therapy for couples dealing with the trauma of coronary heart disease
  4. Type A behavior pattern and its treatment
  5. Relaxation techniques and hypnosis in the treatment of CHD patients
  6. Cardiological and psychological mobile care through telematic technologies for heart failure patients: ICAROS project
  7. Functioning and disability in patients with cardiovascular disease within the ICF classification framework: proposales for utilization using ICF to classify functioning and disability in patients with cardiovascular disease
  8. Coherence-building techniques and heart rhythm coherence feedback: new tools for stress reduction, disease prevention and rehabilitation


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Clinical Psychology and Heart Disease
edited by E. Molinari
2006 515 pages $268.00 + shipping
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