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.
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