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Stress and Mood Management


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Managing Stress: Principles and Strategies for Health and Well-Being
This book provides a comprehensive approach to stress management honoring the integration, balance, and harmony of mind, body, spirit, and emotions.

Well Stressed: How You Can Manage Stress Before it Turns Toxic
In her practical and accessible book Dr. Lupien shows how stress can and should be controlled, not avoided.

Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers: An Updated Guide to Stress, Stress-Related Diseases, and Coping
Combining cutting-edge research with a healthy dose of good humor and practical advice, Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers explains how prolonged stress causes or intensifies a range of physical and mental afflictions, including depression, ulcers, colitis, heart disease, and more. It also provides essential guidance to controlling our stress responses.

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Journal articles

Cardiology Patient Page. Depression after Heart Attack: Why Should I be Concerned about Depression after a Heart Attack? Williams RB. Circulation. 2011 Jun 28;123(25):e639-40

Depression and Coronary Heart Disease: Recommendations for Screening, Referral, and Treatment: A Science Advisory From the American Heart Association Prevention Committee of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing, Council on Clinical Cardiology, Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, and Interdisciplinary Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research: Endorsed by the American Psychiatric Association Judith H. Lichtman, J. Thomas Bigger, Jr, James A. Blumenthal, Nancy Frasure-Smith, Peter G. Kaufmann, François Lespérance, Daniel B. Mark, David S. Sheps, C. Barr Taylor, and Erika Sivarajan Froelicher Circulation. 2008;118:1768-1775

Identify and Treat Depression for Reduced Cardiac Risk and Improved Outcomes. Coulter SA, Campos K. Tex Heart Inst J. 2012;39(2):231-4.

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Influence of anxiety on the course of heart disease after acute myocardial infarction - risk factor or protective function? Benninghoven D, Kaduk A, Wiegand U, Specht T, Kunzendorf S, Jantschek G. Psychother Psychosom. 2006;75(1):56-61. Not a free article so I can’t post the full text online

Anxiety and Cardiovascular Risk: Review of Epidemiological and Clinical Evidence. Olafiranye O, Jean-Louis G, Zizi F, Nunes J, Vincent M. Mind Brain. 2011 Aug;2(1):32-37.

Randomized Controlled Trial of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy vs Standard Treatment to Prevent Recurrent Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease: Secondary Prevention in Uppsala Primary Health Care Project (SUPRIM).Gulliksson M, Burell G, Vessby B, Lundin L, Toss H, Svärdsudd K. Arch Intern Med. 2011 Jan 24;171(2):134-40.

Depression and 24-hour Urinary Cortisol in Medical Outpatients with Coronary Heart Disease: The Heart and Soul Study. Otte C, Marmar CR, Pipkin SS, Moos R, Browner WS, Whooley MA. Biol Psychiatry. 2004 Aug 15;56(4):241-7.

Sleep Disturbances:Time to Join the Top 10 Potentially Modifiable Cardiovascular Risk Factors?Redline S, Foody J. Circulation. 2011 Nov 8;124(19):2049-51.

The high prevalence of multiple psychiatric disorders in stable outpatients with coronary heart disease. Bankier B, Januzzi JL, Littman AB. Psychosom Med. 2004 Sep-Oct;66(5):645-50. Not a free article so I can’t post the full text online

Sleep Duration and Mortality: The Effect of Short or Long Sleep Duration on Cardiovascular and All-cause Mortality in Working Men and Women.  Heslop P, Smith GD, Metcalfe C, Macleod J, Hart C. Sleep Med. 2002 Jul;3(4):305-14.

Psychological Treatment of Cardiac Patients: A Meta-Analysis. Linden W, Phillips MJ, Leclerc J. Eur Heart J. 2007 Dec;28(24):2972-84.

A Prospective Study of Positive Psychological Well-Being and Coronary Heart Disease. Boehm JK, Peterson C, Kivimaki M, Kubzansky L. Health Psychol. 2011 May;30(3):259-67.

Emotional Vitality and Incident Coronary Heart Disease: Benefits of Healthy Psychological Functioning. Kubzansky LD, Thurston RC. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2007 Dec;64(12):1393-401.

Effect of Mirthful Laughter on vascular function. Sugawara J, Tarumi T, Tanaka H. Am J Cardiol. 2010 Sep 15;106(6):856-9. Not a free article so I can’t post the full text online

Is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Related to Development of Heart Disease? An Update.Kubzansky LD, Koenen KC. Cleve Clin J Med. 2009 Apr;76 Suppl 2:S60-5.

Prospective Study of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms and Coronary Heart Disease in the Normative Aging Study. Kubzansky LD, Koenen KC, Spiro A 3rd, Vokonas PS, Sparrow D. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2007 Jan;64(1):109-16.

Stress Reduction Prolongs Life in Women with Coronary Disease: The Stockholm Women's Intervention Trial for Coronary Heart Disease (SWITCHD).Orth-Gomér K, Schneiderman N, Wang HX, Walldin C, Blom M, Jernberg T. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2009 Jan;2(1):25-32.

Association of Psychosocial Risk Factors with Risk of Acute Myocardial Infarction in 11119 Cases and 13648 controls from 52 countries (the INTERHEART study): Case-Control Study.  Rosengren A, Hawken S, Ounpuu S, Sliwa K, Zubaid M, Almahmeed WA, Blackett KN, Sitthi-amorn C, Sato H, Yusuf S; INTERHEART investigators. Lancet. 2004 Sep 11-17;364(9438):953-62. Not a free article so I can’t post the full text online

A Prospective Study of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms and Coronary Heart Disease in Women. Kubzansky LD, Koenen KC, Jones C, Eaton WW. Health Psychol. 2009 Jan;28(1):125-30.

Depressive Symptoms after Acute Myocardial Infarction: Evidence for Highest Rates in Younger Women. Mallik S, Spertus JA, Reid KJ, Krumholz HM, Rumsfeld JS, Weintraub WS, Agarwal P, Santra M, Bidyasar S, Lichtman JH, Wenger NK, Vaccarino V; PREMIER Registry Investigators.

From the web

American Institute of Stress

Heart Healthy Tips for Mood Management (Stanford Hospital and Clinics)

Stress (American Psychological Association)

Stress (National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine)

Stress and Heart Health (American Heart Association)

Stress Management (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)


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Achieving the Mind-Body-Spirit Connection: A Stress Management Workbook
This self-help workbook contains a combination of insightful content and original self-assessment exercises with the overall purpose of creating a sound and successful stress management program.

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness
Now, based on Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn’s renowned mindfulness-based stress reduction program, this groundbreaking book shows you how to use natural, medically proven methods to soothe and heal your body, mind, and spirit.

Heart and Mind: the Practice of Cardiac Psychology
This second edition distills this research, providing chapters by the world's foremost authorities on the major psychosocial risk factors linked with heart disease, including depression, social isolation, and anger, as well as several emerging factors, such as "Type D" (distressed) personality, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, and vital exhaustion. Clinical interventions involving stress reduction, exercise, and Transcendental Meditation are also explored.

A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook
In A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, two mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) experts present a step-by-step, eleven-week program for effective stress reduction based on the concepts in Jon Kabat-Zinn's groundbreaking "Full Catastrophe Living."

Overcoming Anxiety, Stress, and Panic: A Five Areas Approach
Part of the successful Overcoming series, Overcoming Anxiety, Stress and Panic is now updated with new workbooks on medication, planning for the future, and practioner recommendations and resources to ensure that it continues to remain an invaluable resource for psychiatrists, counsellors, selfhelp groups and all mental healthcare professionals.

Stress in Health and Disease 
This book focuses on various causes of stress and its neuro-cognitive and biological implications.

The Stress Less Workbook: Simple Strategies to Relieve Pressure, Manage Commitments and Minimize Conflicts
Easy-to-use worksheets, forms, and numerous examples show you step by step how to create a personalized anti-stress action plan. You'll learn where stress comes from, when it can actually be beneficial, and how it gets out of control.

Thoughts & Feelings: Taking Control of Your Moods & Your Life
Now in its fourth edition, 'Thoughts and Feelings' provides you with twenty evidence-based techniques that can be combined to create a personal treatment plan for overcoming a range of mental health concerns, including worry, panic attacks, depression, low self-esteem, anger, and emotional and behavioral challenges of any kind.


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