Clinical Psychology and Cardiovascular Disease: An Up-to-Date Clinical Practice Review for Assessment and Treatment of Anxiety and Depression
Angelo Compare1, *, Elena Germani2, Riccardo Proietti3, David Janeway4
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2011
First Page: 148
Last Page: 156
Publisher Id: CPEMH-7-148
Article History:Received Date: 25/4/2011
Revision Received Date: 13/6/2011
Acceptance Date: 20/6/2011
Electronic publication date: 29/9/2011
Collection year: 2011
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The aim of the present review is underline the association between cardiac diseases and anxiety and depression. In the first part of the article, there is a description of anxiety and depression from the definitions of DSM-IV TR. In the second part, the authors present the available tests and questionnaires to assess depression and anxiety in patients with cardiovascular disease. In the last part of the review different types of interventions are reported and compared; available interventions are pharmacological or psychological treatments.