Table of Contents

Introduction to Cardiovascular Disease, Stress and Adaptation.
Social Stress and Cardiovascular Disease in Primates.
Cardiovascular and Autonomic Responses to Stress.
Sympathetic Neural and Adrenal Medullary Mechanisms in Depression and Panic Disorder.
Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis and Cardiovascular Disease.
Haemostatic Effects of Stress.
Stress, Inflammation, and Coronary Heart Disease.
Brain Imaging of Stress and Cardiovascular Responses.
Psychological Triggers for Plaque Rupture.
Stress Cardiomyopathy.
Psychosocial Factors at Work: The Epidemiological Perspective.
Depression and Cardiovascular Disease Progression: Epidemiology, Mechanisms and Treatment.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: Emerging Risk Factor and Mechanisms.
Sleep, Stress, and Heart Disease.
The Causal Role of Chronic Mental Stress in the Pathogenesis of Essential Hypertension.
Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes.
Stress Management and Behavior: From Cardiac Patient to Worksite Intervention.
Exercise to Reduce Distress and Improve Cardiac Function: Moving on and Finding the Pace.
The Psychological Treatment of Cardiac Patients.
Integrating the Management of Psychosocial and Behavior Risk Factors into Clinical Medical Practice.
Concluding Remarks.