Can and should type A behaviour be changed?

D W Johnston, Derek Johnston

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Both Type A behaviour and the component of hostility can be reduced by a number of different psychological interventions and such reductions are associated with reduced cardiac morbidity in patients with coronary heart disease. Reductions in Type A behaviour are not associated with significant changes in other risk factors nor with unwanted side effects such as reduced professional effectiveness.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)785-8
Number of pages4
JournalPostgraduate Medical Journal
Issue number730
Publication statusPublished - 1986


  • Adrenergic beta-Antagonists
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Cognition
  • Coronary Disease
  • Humans
  • Stress, Psychological
  • Type A Personality


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