Heart and Mind: the practice of cardiac psychology
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the number one 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, there has been a proliferation of research linking psychosocial factors with heart disease. A pubMed search of the terms "psychosocial factors and cardiovascular disease" yields well over 50,000 citations. The second edition of Heart and Mind 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, post-traumatic 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 health professionals, including psychologists, psychiatrists, cardiologists, social workers, psychotherapists, internists, primary care physicians, exercise physiologists, and cardiac nurses.
You can learn about the first edition on the American Psychological Association website.