Psychocardiology: A practical guide for doctors and psychologists
By Christoph Herrmann-Lingen, Christian Albus, Georg Titscher
Psychosomatic diagnostics and therapy are of increasing importance in the acute treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of cardiovascular diseases. The connection between heart disease and the psyche as well as the psychosocial concomitant symptoms is well documented.
- Basics of cardiology and psychosomatic medicine
- Doctor-patient relationship
- Ethical issues, gender effects, psychocardiology along the lifespan
Psychosomatic problem areas and comorbidities
- Causes and consequences: Personality factors, risk behaviors, depression, anxiety disorders
- Specific diagnostics and treatment concepts – outpatient and inpatient
- Interdisciplinary cooperation
- Acute Cardiology, Heart Failure Units and Rehabilitation
In accordance with German and European recommendations and guidelines, among others
- Position Paper on the Importance of Psychosocial Factors in Cardiology from the DGK (German Society of Cardiology)
- National Health Care Guideline Chronic CHD
- ESC Guidelines on CVD Prevention in Clinical Practice
Suitable for the courses according to the curricula “Basic Psychocardiological Care” (D) and “Cardiological Psychosomatics” (A). For deepening the corresponding contents of the courses “Basic Psychosomatic Care”.
The book offers cardiologists, internists, general practitioners, psychotherapists and psychologists all practice-relevant basics to be able to treat their patients in the best possible way.