HEART AND MIND
The Practice of Cardiac Psychology, SECOND EDITION
Edited by Robert Allan and Jeffrey Fisher
Although advances in science and technology have reduced the number of deaths from infection, cardiovascular
disease, and some cancers, coronary heart disease remains the largest 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, the
research linking psychosocial factors with heart disease has expanded enormously. This second edition 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, posttraumatic 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 psychological and medical professionals, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers,
psychotherapists, cardiologists, internists, primary care physicians, exercise physiologists, and cardiac nurses. 2012. 496 pages. Hardcover.
List: $89.95 | APA Member/Affiliate: $59.95 | ISBN 978-1-4338-1013-8 | Item 4316131
Chapter 1: The Evolution of Cardiac Psychology, Robert Allan | Part I: Overview of Cardiology, Psychocardiac Disorders, and
Pathophysiologic Mechanisms | Chapter 2. A Whirlwind Tour of Cardiology, Jeffrey Fisher and Stephen S. Scheidt | Chapter 3.
Psychocardiac Disorders, Jeffrey Fisher and Dorothea Collins | Chapter 4. Pathophysiologic Mechanisms, David S. Krantz, Kerry S. Whittaker,
and David Sheps | Chapter 5. Triggers of Myocardial Infarction & Sudden Cardiac Death, Murray A. Mittleman and Elizabeth Mostofsky |
Part II: Psychosocial Risk Factors for Coronary Heart Disease | Chapter 6. Depression and Coronary Artery Disease: Diagnosis, Predictive
Value, Biobehavioral Mechanisms, and Intervention, Willem J. Kop and Jordan Plumhoff | Chapter 7. Social Support and Coronary Heart
Disease, Susan M. Czajkowski, S. Sonia Arteaga, and Matthew M. Burg | Chapter 8. Anger, Hostility, and Aggressiveness in Coronary Heart
Disease: Clinical Applications of an Interpersonal Perspective, Timothy W. Smith and Emily K. Traupman | Chapter 9. Type D Personality
in Patients With Cardiovascular Disorders, Johan Denollet and Susanne S. Pedersen | Chapter 10. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Following Myocardial Infarction or Cardiac Surgery, Leonard A. Doerfler and John A. Paraskos | Chapter 11. Work-Related Psychosocial
Factors and Heart Disease, Chantal Brisson, Corine Aboa-Eboulé, Isabelle Leroux, Mahée Gilbert-Ouimet, Michel Vézina, Renée Bourbonnais,
and Elizabeth Maunsell | Chapter 12. Type A Behavior Pattern, Robert Allan | Chapter 13. Anxiety, Julie Kolzet and Matthew Inra |
Chapter 14. Vital Exhaustion, Laurie Nash and Elina Spektor | Chapter 15. Cardiac Denial and Delay in Treatment for Myocardial Infarction,
Debra Moser, Kathleen Dracup, and Jia-Rong Wu | Chapter 16. Gender Differences in Psychosocial Risk Factors and Cardiovascular Disease,
Thomas Rutledge, Viola Vaccarino, and C. Noel Bairey Merz | Part III: Clinical Cardiac Psychology | Chapter 17. A Look at Women With
CHD and the Stockholm Women´s Intervention Trial in Coronary Heart Disease (SWITCHD), Kristina Orth-Gomer | Chapter 18. Transcendental
Meditation for the Prevention of CHD, David Orme-Johnson, Vernon A. Barnes, and Robert Schneider | Chapter 19. The Enhancing Recovery
in Coronary Heart Disease (ENRICHD) Study, Matthew Burg and Susan M. Czajkowski | Chapter 20. Comprehensive Lifestyle Intervention and
Group Support, James Vizza | Chapter 21. Helping Heart Patients Thrive, Wayne M. Sotile | Chapter 22. Innovations in Psychosocial Care
for Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Patients, Samuel F. Sears, Melissa Matchett, Lauren D. Vazquez, and Jamie B. Conti | Chapter 23.
Exercise for the Prevention and Treatment of Depression in the Patient With Coronary Heart Disease, Richard A. Stein | Chapter 24.
Observations of a Cardiac Psychologist, Robert Allan | Chapter 25. Conclusions and Future Directions, Robert Allan and Jeffrey Fisher
ALSO OF INTEREST
A Systematic Review
of the Literature
Edited by Jochen Jordan, Benjamin
Bardé, and Andreas Michael Zeiher
with Robert Allan
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