Negative emotion and coronary heart disease. A review.

@article{Sirois2003NegativeEA,
  title={Negative emotion and coronary heart disease. A review.},
  author={Brian C. Sirois and Matthew M. Burg},
  journal={Behavior modification},
  year={2003},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={
          83-102
        }
}
This article reviews literature regarding the influence of negative emotions, specifically depression, anger/hostility, and anxiety on coronary heart disease (CHD). For each domain, evidence is presented demonstrating the deleterious effects of negative affect on health outcomes in patients with CHD. This is followed by a discussion of the manner in which emotional factors are transduced into cardiac health risk factors. The pathophysiological mechanisms by which negative emotions have been… CONTINUE READING
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