Clinical Psychology and Heart Disease

  • Enrico Molinari
  • Gianfranco Parati
  • Angelo Compare

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Introduction: Heart Disease and Psychosocial Factors

  3. Clinical Psychology for Cardiac Disease

    1. E. Molinari, L. Bellardita, A. Compare
      Pages 5-18
  4. Psychological Risk Factors for Cardiac Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Physiological Basis of Mind-Heart Link

    3. Depression and Anxiety

      1. K. Maier, D. Chatkoff, M. M. Burg
        Pages 83-98
      2. D. K. Moser, M. J. De Jong
        Pages 121-147
      3. S. Zipfel, A. Schneider, J. Jünger, W. Herzog
        Pages 149-163
    4. Personality and Relational Aspects

    5. Advanced Statistical Tools for the Study of Psychological Risks Aspects

    6. Interlude

  5. Psychological Treatments in Cardiac Rehabilitation

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 511-515

About this book


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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Authors and affiliations

  • Enrico Molinari
    • 1
  • Gianfranco Parati
    • 2
  • Angelo Compare
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of PsychologyCatholic University of Milan Italian Auxologic InstituteMilanItaly
  2. 2.Cardiology II — St. Luca Hospital Italian Auxologic InstituteUniversity of Milano-BicoccaMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Milan 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-0377-4
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-0378-1
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology