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Myocardial Infarction and the Emotional Climate

  • A. H. Crisp
  • M. Queenan
  • M. F. D’Souza

Summary

Within the general population myocardial infarction is preceded during the previous year or so by moderately high levels of “depression” unrelated to angina and other physical discomforts. During the year or so following infarction survivors show high levels of dysphoria and social withdrawal. The relevance to the infarction of these expressed states of mind is briefly discussed.

Keywords

Myocardial Infarction Emotional Climate Hospital Medical School Coronary Patient Break Heart 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. H. Crisp
    • 1
  • M. Queenan
    • 1
  • M. F. D’Souza
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry, St. George’s Hospital, Medical SchoolUniversity of London, Jenner WingTooting, LondonUK
  2. 2.Holly LodgeKingston-upon-Thames, LondonUK

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