Heart and Mind: The Practice of Cardiac Psychology
For individuals in the U.S. & U.S. territories
This edition is no longer for sale. However, the Second Edition is available.
Clinical trials have demonstrated that psychosocial intervention with patients who have coronary heart disease (CHD) may reduce morbidity and help patients achieve better quality of life. Heart and Mind: The Practice of Cardiac Psychology explores these findings and how they can be applied to improve the prognosis for patients with CHD. This interdisciplinary volume is the first practical guide for professionals — in medicine or psychology — who want to understand the human behavior–cardiac health link and build a practice in the promising new field of cardiac psychology.
Heart and Mind is comprehensive, offering a thorough and up-to-date review of the science supporting the heart–mind link, practical suggestions for developing a practice, directions for future research, and an overview of strengths and weaknesses of the field. This first single sourcebook for a career in cardiac psychology will be welcomed by psychologists psychiatrists, cardiologists, internists, exercise physiologists, cardiac nurses, and other specialists as well as by social workers and primary care physicians.