Psychological Challenges of Coping with Coronary Artery Disease

  • Lawson Wulsin


A clinically effective approach to psychological aspects of coronary disease follows an appreciation of, first, the psychological conditions associated with coronary disease and, second, the mechanisms that link them. Because the process of association often runs a circular course with causes leading to effects which further exacerbate the causes, effective treatments of psychological aspects of coronary disease must often aim for multiple targets over extended periods of time with careful monitoring and vigilant relapse prevention efforts.


Depressive Symptom Sudden Cardiac Death Major Depressive Disorder Coronary Disease Mental Stress 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lawson Wulsin
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  1. 1.University of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA

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