Type D personality, cardiac events, and impaired quality of life: a review.

@article{Pedersen2003TypeDP,
  title={Type D personality, cardiac events, and impaired quality of life: a review.},
  author={Susanne S Pedersen and Johan Denollet},
  journal={European journal of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation : official journal of the European Society of Cardiology, Working Groups on Epidemiology & Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={241-8}
}
BACKGROUND Psychological distress has been associated with the pathogenesis and progression of coronary heart disease (CHD) but little is known about the determinants of distress as a coronary risk factor. Although it has become unfashionable to focus on personality factors since research on Type A behaviour yielded inconsistent findings, personality may comprise a major explanatory factor of individual differences in stress-related CHD. This article focuses on Type D--the distressed… CONTINUE READING