Myocardial Infarction and the Emotional Climate
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.
KeywordsMyocardial Infarction Emotional Climate Hospital Medical School Coronary Patient Break Heart
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