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Psychiatry and Heart Disease: The Mind, Brain, and Heart



Psychiatry and Heart Disease: The Mind, Brain, and Heart

Michelle Riba, Lawson Wulsin, Melvyn Rubenfire, Divy Ravindranath

ISBN: 978-0-470-68580-8 December 2011 Wiley-Blackwell 272 Pages

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This unique book will help psychiatrists to understand better the risks of cardiovascular illness and cardiologists to appreciate possible pathophysiological links with psychiatric conditions.  It describes the common psychiatric conditions, their key features and how they may influence cardiovascular disease, outcomes, and quality of life. It also considers the cardiovascular complications that may arise as a result of mental illness. 

In an exciting, collaborative approach, psychiatrists and cardiologists combine their expertise throughout the book to provide guidance on the best way to manage such patients, considering the patient as a whole, not the individual conditions.

List of Contributors, vii

Foreword, xi
Kim A. Eagle, MD

Preface, xii
Lawson Wulsin, MD, Michelle B. Riba, MD, MS, Melvyn Rubenfire, MD and Divy Ravindranath, MD, MS

1 The Interaction Between Psychologic Distress and Biobehavioral Processes in Cardiovascular Disease, 1
Willem J. Kop, PhD and John S. Gottdiener, MD

2 Depression and Cardiovascular Diseases, 18
Kevin B. Kerber, MD and Melvyn Rubenfire, MD

3 Depression, Anxiety, Anger, and Heart Failure, 34
Oliver G. Cameron, MD,PhD, Daniel Ehrmann and Bertram Pitt, MD

4 Cardiac Surgery, 49
Rima Styra, MD, Med, FRCPC, Christopher M. Feindel, MD and Marion E. McRae, RN, NP, MScN, CCRN-CSC-CMC, CCN, ACNP-BC

5 Cardiac Transplantation and Left Ventricular Assist Devices: Pre-Assessment and Post-Management, 62
Rachel Lipson Glick, MD, David Bradley S. Dyke, MD, Moira Kessler, BS, MD and Dayna J. LePlatte, MD

6 Psychiatric Aspects of Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators, 77
Divy Ravindranath, MD, MS and Frank Pelosi, MD

7 Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Psychosocial Implications and Treatment, 88
John M. Wryobeck, PhD and Melvyn Rubenfire, MD

8 Distinguishing Cardiac from Psychologic Somatic Symptoms, 99
Nicholas D. Giardino, PhD and Michael J. Shea, MD

9 Hypertrophic Cardiomopathy, 106
Moira Kessler, BS, MD, Sara Saberi, MD, Sharlene Day, MD, Tamara Gay, MD, Linda Baty, BSN and Edward Deneke, MD

10 Bipolar Disorder and Reducing Risk for Cardiovascular Disease, 116
Amy M. Kilbourne, PhD, MPH and David E. Goodrich, EdD

11 Sleep and Cardiovascular Disease, 135
Sanjaya Gupta, MD and J. Todd Arnedt, PhD

12 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Heart Disease, 153
Leonard A. Doerfler, PhD and John A. Paraskos, MD

13 Cardiovascular Manifestations of Panic and Anxiety, 165
Steven M. Schwartz, PhD, Oliver G. Cameron, MD, PhD and Melvyn Rubenfire, MD

14 Genetic Susceptibility and the Relationship between Cardiovascular Disease, Immunology, and Psychiatric Illness, 176
Sandra Villafuerte, PhD, Melvyn Rubenfire, MD and Ziad Kronfol, MD

15 Psychological Symptoms Associated with Cardiovascular Drugs; Cardiac Symptoms from Psychiatric Drugs; Drug Interactions, 194
Steven R. Erickson, Pharm D, Jolene R. Bostwick, Pharm D and Sally K. Guthrie, Pharm D

16 Exercise and Depression, 211
Barry A. Franklin, PhD, Justin E. Trivax, MD and Thomas E. Vanhecke, MD

17 Psychosocial Interventions: Meditation, 223
Elizabeth A.R. Robinson, PhD, MSW, MPH, Sandra M. Finkel, MPH and Elizabeth A. Jackson, MD, MPH

18 Smoking Cessation and Substance Use Modification in Cardiovascular Disease, 232
Gregory W. Dalack, MD and Elizabeth A. Jackson, MD, MPH

Appendix A: Selected Screening Tools and Research Instruments, 241

Appendix B: Berlin Questionnaire (for sleep apnea), 247

Index, 249

"This book will serve as a handy reference for multi-disciplinary clinicians with cardiac patients and has already proved useful to my everyday practice." (Psychological Medicine, June 2013)

"Overall, the chapters are well written and extremely pertinent for psychologists in cardiac settings. The authors draw attention to a wide array of problems and they propose concrete solutions for clinicians working with cardiac patients. They cite pertinent research and they underscore the lack of sufficient empirical evidence where such penuries exist, all of which is helpful to clinicians and researchers in the field." (Canadian Psychology, 2012)

“This book is revolutionary in its organized and detailed presentation. Its unique approach to describing the evidence-based literature while using cases and references will deepen readers' understanding of widely researched topics in the areas of psychiatric disorders and cardiovascular disease.”  (Doody’s, 26 October 2012)

“This volume is a Herculean effort to assist psychiatrists in understanding the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease and recognizing the unique challenges for patients and physicians alike.  It is a valuable resource not only for the consultation-liaison psychiatrist, but for any mental health practitioner, primary care physician, or cardiologist.”  (Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 7 July 2012)

“The book is concisely and clearly written and contains numerous references.”  (Book News, 1 April 2012)