1. Anxiety & Depression can both contribute to and complicate coronary heart disease (CHD) and cardiac events and interfere with a full recovery. 2. Anxiety & Depression has been greatly undetected and under diagnosed in the cardiac patient. 3. Many compromised recoveries and readmissions are due to high levels of anxiety and depression and the complications that arise from it. 4. Cardiac Anxiety & Cardiac Depression are different from their usual psychological counterparts.
WHAT IS CARDIOPSYCHOLOGY Research has established the strong correlation between cardiac problems and psychological problems such as Anxiety, Depression, Stress, and Anger. The idea that a Type A person is more prone to have a heart attack is now a thing of the past whereas the amount of studies and data are more precise and far more revealing. It has necessitated the need for practitioners with specific skills derived from the field of psychology but synthesized through the