Cognitive behaviour therapy for cardiovascular diseases

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Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is the main empirically evaluated from of psychological therapy. When applied to cardiovascular disease it can be directed at preventing the occurrence or recurrence of disease or at altering the psychological consequences of disease. Prevention can be achieved through the modification of behavioural risk factors (e.g. smoking, diet) or by attempting to directly modify the psychological processes involved in atherogenesis and thrombogenesis. Successful applications of CBT in cardiovascular disease are described, some the remaining problems indicated and new directions for research pointed out.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)IX/78-81
Number of pages4
JournalZeitschrift fur kardiologie
Issue numberSuppl 9
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Blood Pressure
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Heart Rate
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Posture
  • Risk Factors
  • Stress, Psychological
  • Type A Personality
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Myocardial-Infarction
  • Patients
  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Blood-Pressure
  • Stress Management
  • A behaviour
  • Heart-Rate
  • Hypertension
  • Reactivity
  • Rehabilitation
  • Feedback


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