Psychosocial Stress and Cardiovascular Disease: How to Heal a Broken Heart

James H. O'Keefe, Walker S Carlos Poston, C. Keith Haddock, Richard M. Moe, William Harris

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Abstract

Psychosocial stress induces adverse changes in autonomic tone accounting for substantial but modifiable cardiovascular risk. Various factors, including depression, social isolation, hostility and anxiety increase cardiovascular risk, whereas social support, altruism, faith and optimism reduce risk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-43
Number of pages7
JournalComprehensive Therapy
Volume30
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004
Externally publishedYes

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O'Keefe, J. H., Poston, W. S. C., Haddock, C. K., Moe, R. M., & Harris, W. (2004). Psychosocial Stress and Cardiovascular Disease: How to Heal a Broken Heart. Comprehensive Therapy, 30(1), 37-43.