This book provides a comprehensive overview of epidemiologic, experimental, and clinical data evidencing the emergence of cardiac psychology as a specialty. It offers a thorough and up-to-date review of the scientific research supporting the relationship between cardiac disease and psychological condition, practical suggestions for developing a clinical practice and directions for future research in this new field of "cardiac psychology". The first part provides an overview of the psychological risk factors for cardiac disease. Emphasis is placed on physiological basis of mind-heart link, depression and anxiety, personality and relational aspects, and on advanced statistical tools for the study of personalities at risk. The second part offers a systematic overview of literature on psychological treatments in cardiac rehabilitation. The volume will be a very useful tool not only for professionals in cardiology, rehabilitation, psychology and psychiatry, but also for residents in these specialties.Table of 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 and disability in patients with cardiovascular disease. Coherence-building techniques and heart rhythm coherence feedback: new tools for stress reduction, disease prevention and rehabilitation.
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Titolo: Clinical Psychology and Heart Disease
Autori: Molinari - Compare - Parati
Editore: Springer Verlag
Finitura: Copertina rigida
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